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OTRC: 'American Horror Story' season 3 nabs Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone

Angela Bassett arrives at the Lucky Guy Opening Night, on monday, April, 01, 2013 in New York, NY. (Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP)

"American Horror Story" has nabbed two high-profile actresses for its upcoming third season.

The FX network's drama show, whose third installment is subtitled "Coven" and centers on witches, has officially cast Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone, according to creator Ryan Murphy.

"Two legends are joining the cast of 'American Horror Story: Coven' -- Oscar nominee Angela Bassett and Tony winner Patti LuPone!" he Tweeted on May 12.

Bassett, known for her roles in films including "Boyz n the Hood" and "Olympus Has Fallen," re-Tweeted Murphy's announcement -- along with a slew of Tweets from her fans expressing their excitement.

While not many details have been released regarding the upcoming project, the actresses are set to join previously announced cast members Gabourey Sidibe and Kathy Bates. The show is also set to be filmed on location in New Orleans, according to E! Online.

In November 2012, the network announced that they would be renewing the show for a third season, as well as bringing back series regular Jessica Lange.

Each season of the horror show features a new location, theme and setting that has no relation to previous seasons. Although the show utilizes actors from the past season, the actors play completely different characters, which will likely be the case for show regular Lange in the third season.

Others who are also set to return to the series include Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson and Taissa Farmiga.

While not much else is known, Murphy did tease fans in a recent Tweet, posting: "a really cool story we've been talking about for a couple of years. So we're going to do that."

The season 3 premiere of "American Horror Story: Coven" is set to air in October.

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