Watch With Amanda: American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire & Sons of Anarchy CASTING NEWS!

Kathy Bates will be bringing back her inner Annie Wilkes on American Horror Story Season 3 according to TVLine. Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Bates has signed on for the upcoming third season of the hit FX drama. Murphy teased fans at PaleyFest on Wednesday night, saying that Bates’ character is five times worse than her Misery character which is why she liked it. “When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened,” Murphy continued. “It’s a true event. You’ll see.” We have American Horror Story vet Jessica Lange to thank for the inclusion of Bates in Season 3. “Jessica told me in Season 1 that Kathy was a huge fan of the show, so I just put that in the back of my mind,” Murphy explained. “When we were crafting this season, I found this character — a true-life character — so I called Kathy and said, ‘I don’t know if you want to do TV again, but I’ve got this character…’ She said, ‘I love you and I love the show. Lemme think for two weeks’ — and then she called me in an hour and said, ‘I love it! I’ll do it!’ It was great.”
Any ideas who Kathy’s real life Horror Story character could be? Madame LaLaurie anyone?

Deadline reports that Ron Livingston (Sex and the City, Office Space) has joined Boardwalk Empire‘s fourth season as a series regular. He’ll play a wealthy out-of-towner who catches the eye of Gretchen Mol’s Gillian Darmody. HBO has also recently announced that Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) will join the drama’s cast as a prohibition agent newly relocated to Atlantic City.

Best news ever! Just announced today by TVLine Jimmy Smits will be returning to Sons Of Anarchy Season 6 as a full time cast member appearing i all 13 episodes! Smits joined the series last season as Nero but when Season 5 ended it was unclear whether Smits would be returning to the show. Kurt Sutter had previously said although he wanted the character to return, he was unsure if it was possible due to Smits’ busy schedule so this is very exciting news for fans of the show. The series also announced earlier this week that Donal Logue will be returning in Season 6 as former U.S. Marshal Lee Toric, who has it out for SAMCRO with an eye on Tara. Logue is currently appearing in the History Channel series Vikings, which premieres this Sunday (March 3). Sons of Anarchy is currently FX’s highest-rated series ever and is slated to start production on Season 6 in early summer and will return in the Fall of this year.

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