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Another male has been added to the American Horror Story: Coven star-studded cast full of women! Fringe star Lance Reddick will be playing a familiar evil character.
Reddick has been brought on to American Horror Story: Coven for the remainder of season 3, reports Entertainment Weekly. His first appearance is scheduled for the show’s return in January.
The character Reddick will be playing is Papa Legba, who is described as the voodoo version of Satan, at least on American Horror Story: Coven. His character will mainly be interacting with Marie Laveau (played by Angela Bassett).
American Horror Story: Coven creator Ryan Murphy recently teased about Marie Laveau being connected to Satan and now it actually makes sense! Murphy explains, “You find out that’s how come Marie Laveau looks so good — because she sold her soul!”
The addition of Papa Legba could also mean trouble for the coven that is actively trying to get rid of their current supreme Fiona. The head witch is so obsessed with remaining young and powerful that she was willing to kill one of her students!
When Fiona thought Madison was the next supreme, and therefore responsible for her loss of power, she slit her throat. So there’s no doubt she’d be willing to sell her soul to become immortal like Marie Laveau.
The cast of American Horror Story: Coven also includes Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Christine Ebersole, Danny Huston and Lily Rabe.
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