Kathy Bates joins 'American Horror Story' Season 3

Bates, courtesy EW
The American Horror Story 3 cast keeps coming together. We already knew twofers Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Frances Conroy would be returning to Ryan Murphy's whacked-out horror anthology for a third season. And then we found out AHS season one alum Taissa Farmiga would be back.

But Murphy's company must love misery because Kathy Bates has signed on to appear in the third season.

TVLine reported today, and it was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly, that Oscar-winner Bates will be squaring off against Oscar-winner Jessica Lange when the show returns in the fall. As EW puts it, "This marks somewhat of a horror homecoming for Bates who won the Academy Award for her role as cray cray fan Annie in Misery."

Who else would you like to see join this primo crop of actors for a horror turn? Any guesses (or hopes) as to where Season 3 might go?

-Aaron Sagers