Kathy Bates Versus Jessica Lange in ‘AHS’ Season 3

by | February 26, 2013 at 9:17 PM | American Horror Story

Kathy Bates (NBC)

FX hit “American Horror Story” is doomed for some “Misery” next season.

Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her role as the villain in the Stephen King story “Misery,” is in talks to join the third season of “AHS” where she will play best friend-turned-enemy to Jessica Lange, according to TVLine.

Other names confirmed to return for the upcoming season include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga and Frances Conroy, according to reports.

Bates, of course, is no stranger to TV in recent years, having made appearances in “The Office” as well as starring in “Harry’s Law” for NBC.