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Bleep just got real for American Horror Story: Coven. It already sounded bewitching, but now it's seriously awesome — and seriously highbrow!

Kathy Bates was already announced for Season 3, which premieres this October, along with half a dozen “regulars.” Show guru Ryan Murphy tweeted about new additions to the cast: "Two legends are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven -- Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!"


Credit: Rachel McRady/Wetpaint Entertainment Photo: Angela Bassett Smiles on the Life Is But a Dream Red Carpet, Feb. 12, 2013

Nice!

Evan Peters — who is returning along with Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Sarah Paulson (so far) — recently teased that Season 3 would be "much scarier than last season." He also said it would be fun.

It's already sounding like a blast, just in terms of casting. Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Frances Conroy and Jessica Lange all in the same Coven?  We're already spellbound!

UPDATE: According to Zap2it, Angela will be playing Marie Laveau, "a real-life Louisiana Creole woman who lived in New Orleans in the 19th century as well. She was known as a Voodoo priestess." Intriguing!

Sources: @MrRPMurphy, E! News