'American Horror Story' Season 3 coven adds Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone

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american-horror-story-angela-bassett-patti-lupone.jpgThe coven of witches for "American Horror Story's" third season keeps adding some big names -- the latest of which are Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone, announced creator Ryan Murphy on Twitter.

"Two legends are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven -- Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!," Murphy tweets.

Now, we don't actually know for sure that these two ladies are playing witches, but we sure hope so. They would make excellent dark arts practitioners, we think.

The two award-winning actresses join the previously-announced new faces Kathy Bates and Gabourey Sidibe, plus returning actors as returning cast members Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange. We also know the witchy season will be filming, at least in part, in New Orleans.

"American Horror Story: Coven" will premiere in October on FX.
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