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[TV] Could “American Horror Story: Coven” Have Cast Their First Witch?

While we already know that many of the previous cast will be returning, the Hollywood Reporter has a newcomer for FX’s American Horror Story: Coven.

Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), pictured below, has been added to the cast of the third season of the FX anthology series, showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed Monday.

Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Coven,’” Murphy tweeted.

Sidibe joins a cast that includes new addition Kathy Bates and returning players Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.

Details on just whom Sidibe are being kept under wraps. The new season revolved around a coven of witches.



  • djblack1313

    awesome! Gabourey is fantastic (and she’s really personable & hilarious in interviews!). i’m really excited for this season.

  • DarrelDreadful

    This is great news! I love Ms. Sidibe and its always awesome to see a newcomer cross over into the horror world. I doubt she’s a witch, but that would be interesting. Cant wait for this season. 3rd times a “charm” lol I just had to do it, sorry..

  • Aaron Emery


    • djblack1313

      Aaron, why the “NOOOOOOOOO”?

      • Aaron Emery

        I just don’t care for her. I admittedly have only seen her in a couple of movies though. ‘Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire’ just wasn’t for me and ‘Tower Heist’ was a mess. Maybe she’s in something else I could check out?

  • ThunderDragoon

    YES! So happy. I love her!

  • Zombie-Killa

    Gabourey Sidibe is a good addition in my book. She was fantastic in Precious, and I really enjoyed her in Tower Heist:

    Ben Stiller: “Alright. I think we need to address the elephant in the room.”

    Sidibe: “What the hell did you just call me!!!”

    Easily the funniest part in that movie for my money, because I can’t stand Ben Stiller, which made the movie more unbearable at times for me, because he was the main character.

    Anyway, I just can’t wait for season 3 of American Horror Story season 3! Dying for my fix! lol.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    I really enjoyed ‘Precious’ and I really like Gabourey; she was raw and believable in that role. Maybe I’ll check this season out…

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