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[TV] Kathy Bates To Inflict Misery Upon Jessica Lange In “American Horror Story: Season 3”

So far the casting for “American Horror Story: Season 3” has mainly consisted of series vets coming back for another round. So it’s sort of refreshing to see some new blood make its way into the show (as much as I like the established cast). Per TVLine, Kathy Bates (Misery, Titanic) will be joining the series as a nemesis to Jessica Lange’s character, “Bates will play the best friend of Lange’s new character, who turns into her enemy.

That’s certainly in keeping with creator Ryan Murphy’s feisty remarks that this will be a female-centric season with Lange in the center as some kind of ““glamour cat leading lady.” That’s fine by me. I preferred seeing outrageous characters in normal confines in the 1st season and thought that the 2nd season suffered by providing a crazy context for its crazy characters. Let them loose, I say.

Newcomer Bates joins returning cast members Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga. As previously reported, Season 3 will be more female centric and will have a love story in its dark, black and likely stunningly random, heart.



  • DarrelDreadful

    Am I the only one who jumped out of my seat in when reading the headline alone?! KATY (fucking!) BATES … JESSICA LANGE … FRANCES CONROY !!! This is my favorite cast of all three seasons so far. I hope we get a teaser poster soon like they did last year. I love this show and I appreciate what the creators and cast bring to the small screen for us horror fans – for the ones that actually appreciate it anyway.

    • anthonyd1

      I couldnt agree with you more? I jumped up and got all excited when I read this. I appreciate this show so much and I love that we have some great horror back on the small screen again

    • weresmurf

      Oh I agree for sure. I’m so glad they don’t cast for ‘young and sexy’ like some other networks. They cast appropriately. I’m loving how AHS fills out its roles. Kathy is an amazing actress. Jessica has proven how incredible she is on AHS over the last two seasons, no doubt with the two of them onscreen, season 3 is going to go goddamn nuclear in its wow factor… I cannot wait!!!

      • DarrelDreadful

        @weresmurf definitely! The casting for this show has been nothing but solid thus far in my opinion. And having Jessica revolve around each season’s story was a great decision. Katy is a great addition, on top of the fact I loved her ever since I saw Misery for the first time when I was younger – how awesome is it that she will be playing a horror villain again! Great choice.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Okay, the 3rd season just got 10 times better! So excited for it!

  • aoifekyle

    Holy crap, NOW I’m excited!

  • K-Dogg

    Love this casting, now here’s hoping they figure out how to close out the season, has they haven’t done that worth a shit for either of the first 2 seasons.

  • BornVillian

    10 minutes later and I’m still getting chills.

  • djblack1313


    • Aaron Emery

      Well said DJ, well said!

  • Now I’m pretty sure that season 3 is about witches. I’m picturing how effective the season is going to be. It’s going to be good.

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