​Angela Bassett Signs On With FX​​

By: | 05/13/2013 09:39 AM ET

Angela Bassett has signed on with FX to star in American Horror Story: Coven. Co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy made the announcement on Twitter.

“Two legends are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven — Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!”

It was announced in April that Gabourey Sidibe, best known for her role as Precious in the movie with the same name, would also be joining the cast.

Murphy didn’t go into any further details about Bassett’s role in the horror anthology television series, which will premiere in October 2013 and conclude in January 2014.

Bassett’s last television role was on the Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta; she played Coretta Scott King.