Kathy Bates Joins “American Horror Story” Cast


Posted February 27, 2013 by

The third season of “American Horror Story” will add a familiar face!

Kathy Bates has signed on for the next spine-tingling AHS installment, which will have 13 episodes. Bates joins returning stars Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters. As with “American Horror Story: Asylum”, all of the returning stars will be playing new characters.

Bates is set to play an old friend of Lange’s character who will be revealed eventually as a nemesis. Bates is famous for her portrayal of the psychotic, sledgehammer-wielding stalker in Stephen King’s “Misery”. Looks like there could be some potential for an epic catfight!

Co-Creators and Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have not yet announced the new title or story for the upcoming “American Horror Story”, but you can bet it will be dark, disturbing and addictive!


Kathy Bates in “Misery” (1990):