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'American Horror Story: Coven' Adds Yet Another Cast Member


leslie jordanAmerican Horror Story: Coven has just added yet another member to its already enormous cast: Leslie Jordan.

While best known for his comedic turns in shows like Will & Grace and The Help, Jordan also played in horror flicks like Madhouse and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Like all AHS casting, Jordan's role has not been announced, but he tends to play Southern dandies. With AHS set in New Orleans this season, that seems fitting. I am guessing that he will play the husband of Kathy Bates' Madame LaLaurie, a real-life New Orleans socialite who was said to have imprisoned and tortured her slaves in the 1800s.

The complete show summary, according to Hollywood Reporter

American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. More than 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials, and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind, and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

Others in the cast this season include Patti LuPone, Sarah Paulson, Denis O'Hare, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, and Alexandra Breckenridge. American Horror Story: Coven premieres on October 9th on FX.