Yesterday saw the news that American Horror Story Season 4 had been green lit with 13 all-new episodes slated for 2014, and now it looks likely that newcomers Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett will return as well.
Both Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett have given series co-creator Ryan Murphy a verbal commitment for American Horror Story Season 4.
"I have approached them and they wanna do it,” Murphy told EW. “That’s very exciting when you can work with A.) actresses you’ve always idolized and B.) those two are loving this season. They love what they get to do. Kathy Bates sent the writers a basket of plush toys all in the shapes of disemboweled organs. It doesn’t get better than when an Oscar winner sends you a grab bag of stuffed pancreas to say ‘Thank you and job well done.’"
The current season of American Horror Story, titled "Coven," sees Kathy Bates play the immortal serial killer, Madame LaLaurie, with Angela Bassett as a voodoo priestess, Marie Laveaux. The two happen to be sworn enemies, which brings Jessica Lange's character into the mix, the leader of a coven of witches, Fiona Goode.
American Horror Story: Coven airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET on FX.