Kathy Bates to play Jessica Lange's enemy on "American Horror Story"

The two will start out as friends, but turn into bitter rivals

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 27, 2013 4:15PM (EST)

Oscar-winner Kathy Bates is joining the cast of "American Horror Story." TVLine first broke the news that the feisty silver-screen actress will play the frenemy of current AHS star Jessica Lange (who becomes a “glamour cat leading lady" this season).

So far, we know that season three will be “more historical in nature” than previous seasons--although it takes place in the modern day--and it'll be funnier, promises series creator Ryan Murphy. Based on all these new developments, it seems that season three will deliver something for all AHS fans.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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