According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sidibe will be a regular on the third season, titled Coven. She joins the previously announced cast, which includes Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe and fellow newcomer Kathy Bates.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed Sidibe’s casting via Twitter. He wrote, “Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven.”
The plot of Coven is a mystery, but we do know it centers on witches. Thus far, the American Horror Story anthology has tackled haunted houses and mental institutions. We’re not sure where Season 3 will be set.
Murphy revealed the show will shoot at multiple locations. This will be the first time the show moves away from a soundstage. We can expect New Orleans to be one of the backdrops for the season, which makes sense considering its rich history in voodoo and witchcraft.
“It’s a really cool story that we’ve been talking [about] for a couple years, and this seemed to be the year to do it,” said Murphy.
Sidibe can currently be seen on The Big C: Hereafter. This week marks the beginning of the end for the dramedy. The series, which centers on a woman’s (Laura Linney) battle with cancer, is entering its final season.
American Horror Story: Coven premieres this fall on FX. The Big C: Hereafter airs Mondays at 10/9c on Showtime.