There’s a nice little movement happening these days involving more-comedic actors taking on serious roles. Want some evidence of it? Just take a look at Bob Odenkirk on “Breaking Bad,” Matthew Perry on “The Good Wife,” or Ray Romano stopping by “Parenthood” for an arc.
On this occasion, though, we are talking about the addition of none other than comedian and character actor Leslie Jordan to the cast of “American Horror Story: Coven”. This is a guy who, at 58 years old, has an incredible range of credits from sitcoms to slightly more serious fare.
Jordan first made the announcement official in a post on Facebook, where he said the following about signing up for the gig:
“BIG NEWS: On September 5, 2013 in New Orleans I join the storied cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY. I have always loved Mr. Murphy’s work and am so honored.”
This news comes just a day after some of the first real details were unveiled about this season, which has been in production for several months but has also been under a heavy veil of secrecy. Nobody wants to reveal anything before it is too early, especially since the world of witchcraft is based on surprises and mystery.
The cast for this season includes an impressive array of names, including Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, and Evan Peters. We also now have a premiere date of Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, where we will likely have the meat of the season play out. (The rest of it will probably air early in 2014, as it did with “Asylum.”)