Credit: Frank Ockenfels/FX © Fox Broadcasting Company Photo: Gabourey Sidibe in American Horror Story: Coven

Credit: Frank Ockenfels/FX © Fox Broadcasting Company Photo: Emma Roberts in American Horror Story: Coven

You can't break this coven up!

At PaleyFest on March 28, American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy announced that four actors from Season 3, aka Coven, would be returning for the fourth go-round, aka Freak Show — as Entertainment Weekly reports.

That quartet is Gabourey Sidibe (Coven's Queenie), Emma Roberts (Madison), Jamie Brewer (Nan) and Denis O'Hare (Spalding).

Gabourey and Emma were newcomers to FX's anthology hit last season, whereas Jamie and Denis also starred in the first season, aka Murder House.

Granted, Ryan didn't reveal who they'd play or how long they'd hang at the Freak Show — he merely said that this foursome would be around in some capacity. They might end up being recurring guest-stars due to schedule demands. Gabourey, for example, was just cast in the FOX pilot Empire.

In case you missed it, Freak Show will see Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who manages a sideshow full of rescued "unusuals" in Jupiter, Florida — performers played by returning stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, and Frances Conroy. Additionally, Michael Chiklis — star of The Shield, Vegas, and Fantastic Four — will join the cast.

Even better, Ryan also let slip that other stars of the first two seasons will return. Come on, Connie Britton!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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