Kathy Bates will reprise her role in eighth season of American Horror Story; Sarah Paulson breaks the news

FP Staff

Mar 22, 2018 14:16:44 IST

FX’s popular horror show, American Horror Story, had missed one of its strongest cast members, the Academy Award multiple Emmy Award winner Kathy Bates, in its seventh season. The show that is returning for an eight season has now announced that Kathy will be back in the latest season.

Actress Sarah Paulson shared the news of Kathy Bates' return to the show with celebratory images of the two actresses together on Instagram. 

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Paulson, Bates and Evan Peters will reunite as the lead cast, and Ryan Murphy, the show’s producer-writer, credited for creating giant successes like Glee and American Crime Story, will return as an executive producer on the show, as he is soon going to migrate to Netflix with a massive $300 million deal after Disney’s acquisition of is home base FX.

Bates returning, after a one-year stint of creating comedy content at Netflix, will be a massive shot in the arm for the popular horror anthology show. The eighth season is said to be set in the near-distant future, a first for the show. "All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future — still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done," said Murphy to Entertainment Weekly in an earlier report.

Kathy had joined the acclaimed horror anthology series in its third season, titled Coven, where she played an immortal racist bought back to the modern world. The character Delphine LaLaurie won her an Emmy right away, and she went on to play various central characters in the ensuing seasons Freak Show, Hotel and Roanoke.

Updated Date: Mar 22, 2018 14:16:44 IST