Emma Roberts Joins Cast for ‘American Horror Story’ 3rd Season

by | May 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM | American Horror Story, TV News

Emma Roberts (Photo: Getty Images)

Emma Roberts is reportedly joining the cast of “American Horror Story” for the show’s third season.

Little is known about the third season of this FX series that retools itself each season for a new story lasting 13 episodes.

The planned third season is subtitled “Coven” (as in: “American Horror Story: Coven”), so we do know the series is turning its attention to witches and witchcraft. (Last season’s run was titled “American Horror Story: Asylum,” about a mental institution.) What role Roberts will play in the witch-themed season is not known either, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story of her casting here.

Also due to appear in “AHS,” season three: Newbies Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone and Gabourey Sidibe, and returnees Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Frances Conroy. Also returning: Evan Peters, who happens to be Emma Roberts’ boyfriend.

Roberts, 22, is Julia Roberts’ niece.

How did the last “American Horror Story” end? Watch this recap: