Gabourey Sidibe Gets New Gig With 'American Horror Story'

Gabourey Sidibe will spend no time in the unemployment line when her run on Showtime’s The Big C ends with its final season next month.

Showrunner Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter the Oscar nominee (Precious) has joined the third season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, tweeting,  “Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Coven.'”

Coincidently …or not, Murphy made the announcement on the same day the the cancer dramedy debuted the first of the final four episodes.

Sidibe will work alongside a cast that includes new addition Kathy Bates and returning cast members Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.

Although Sidibe’s role in the series wasn’t disclosed, The Hollywood Reporter says the new season will have another search for haunted places in America and would feature three characters, including Bates, playing real people.


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