Kathy Bates has been announced as joining season three of FX Network's American Horror Story.
According to TV Line, Bates will play the best friend of Jessica Lange's new character - but will turn out to be her nemesis. Not much is known about the third season of the show, and creator Ryan Murphy has only said that it will be "more romantic" and set in modern times. Previously announced cast members include Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Sarah Paulson, and Frances Conroy, all returning from previous seasons of American Horror Story, all in new roles. Kathy Bates is the first new actor to be announced to the series this season.
American Horror Story is set to go into production this summer and will likely air starting in October.