09/09/2013 08:57 am ET

Danny Huston Joins 'American Horror Story: Coven'


Danny Huston is getting witchy on "American Horror Story: Coven." Series co-creator Ryan Murphy announced the casting on Twitter.

Huston's other credits include Starz's "Magic City," "You Don't Know Jack," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Hitchcock."

Huston's character will romance Jessica Lange's character Fiona, a "Supreme" witch who's hell-bent on protecting the Coven.

The series also stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Lily Rabe, Patti LuPone and Gabourey Sidibe.

"American Horror Story: Coven" tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

"American Horror Story: Coven" premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.