Gabourey Sidibe Joins American Horror Story: Coven
Gabourey Sidibe has been a strong part of The Big C during its run on Showtime for the last few seasons. However, The Big C is about to start its final season and that means many of the show’s cast members are looking for new projects. Sidibe has already found a new gig, however. She’s joined the cast of American Horror Story: Coven.
Ryan Murphy’s third cycle of American Horror Story has been in the works over at FX for a while, now. Kathy Bates has signed on for a horror-filled role and other former cast members have already committed to Coven, including Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, and Taissa Farmiga. As usual, Murphy and co. are keeping the details of the new series under wraps, but speculation has discussed the coven to possibly mean witches, and Murphy’s note that the series will be more “historical” in nature has had some people pointing fingers at Salem, Massachusetts. However, the show is set to film in three different locations, so the story could—and probably will—be far more complicated.
Murphy, in usual fashion, confirmed Sidibe’s commitment to the new series on Twitter> on Monday.
I could see the Oscar winning actress playing a witchy woman, but we still have a while to wait before the new cycle of American Horror Story begins airing. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for new casting news. With the show's ensemble nature, I’m sure there will be plenty of it.
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