This morning, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy announced another familiar face who will be joining the new season, subtitled Coven: Denis O'Hare.
AHS fans will remember him as the horribly disfigured, mysteriously prescient Larry from the first season of the FX show. As is usualy with Murphy, he is not saying anything about O'Hare's role, offering nothing more than confirmation via his Twitter feed. O'Hare joins other AHS alums Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, and Frances Conroy, as well as high-profile newcomers including Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Patti LuPone, and Gabourey Sidibe.
What little Murphy has revealed of American Horror Story: Coven - that it will be set in New Orleans and that Bates will play a "bad, bad woman" based on a real-life figure - has led me and other fans of the show to believe that Coven may be based on the tale of Madame LaLaurie.