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American Horror Story: Gabourey Sidibe Joins the Coven

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The coven is welcoming a new member!

Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the third season of FX's anthology hit American Horror Story: Coven.

Creator Ryan Murphy announced the casting news on Twitter, tweeting, "Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven."

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Sidibe, who currently stars alongside Laura Linney on The Big C, joins fellow AHS newcomer Kathy Bates for the highly anticipated new season, which will film on location in New Orleans among other places.

Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson and Taissa Farmiga are all confirmed to return for season three.

Of Coven, Murphy recently teased, "It's a really cool story we've been talking about for a couple of years. So we're going to do that."

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