Ryan Murphy has just announced that Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe will be joining the American Horror Story season 3 Coven cast.

Ryan Murphy took to twitter this afternoon to reveal another major actress will be joining the cast of American Horror Story: Coven. Oscar Nominee Gabourey Sidibe, best know for her portrayal in Precious has signed on for the third season!

Sidibe has also appeared in Yelling to the Sky, Tower Heist, Seven Psychopaths, and The Big C.

E! Online recently teased that American Horror Story season 3 Coven was casting a character named Madison. The character was described as a young and sexy Hollywood-actress type with partying tendencies. The role of Madison would be recurring for as many as nine episodes. Could Sidibe be playing the role of Madison?

American Horror Story season 3 Coven will premiere around Halloween 2013. It’s plot will focus on witches and will take place in multiple locations. One of which will be New Orleans where production began in March.

Sidibe joins a star studded cast full with some familiar cast members as well as new ones. American Horror Story season 3 Coven will also star Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, and Lily Rabe.

What is your reaction to Sidibe joining the ‘American Horror Story’ season 3 ‘Coven’ cast?

Edited by Brandi Delhagen