Gabourey Sidibe Cast on American Horror Story: Coven

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From dealing with cancer to dealing with a coven.

Or perhaps being a member of a coven.

Ryan Murphy Tweeted this morning that Oscar nominee and Big C star Gabourey Sidibe has joined the cast of American Horror Story Season 3, which will take place in modern times and be subtitled "Coven." The creator did not divulge any details of her role.

Gabourey Sidibe on The Big C

Sidibe joins a cast that will once again be anchored by Jessica Lange.

Other returnees will include Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy and Taissa Farmiga, while Kathy Bates is the biggest new name on board the franchise. She will play an evil rival of Lange's character.

American Horror Story: Coven will premiere in October.

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