Gabourey Sidibe joins ‘American Horror Story’ Season 3 Cast

Gabourey SidibeAmerican Horror Story: Coven has recruited a Precious star for their upcoming new season.

Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has joined the third season cast of the acclaimed FX drama series, showrunner Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter Monday.

“Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Coven,’ Murphy tweeted.

No details were given on what role Sidibe will play on the show. However, Murphy did reveal that the new season will be “more historic in nature.”

Sidibe joins heavy hitters Kathy Bates and Emmy winner Jessica Lange. Previous cast members includes Morris Chestnut and Charles S. Dutton.

Sidibe, who currently plays an aspiring fashion student in Showtime’s The Big C: Hereafter, scored an Academy Award nomination for her powerful performance in Lee Daniel‘s Precious.

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