Kathy Bates AHSFX’s American Horror Story has enlisted Oscar-winner Kathy Bates for its third season, Deadline has confirmed. TVLine first reported the casting. Bates joins the show after earning a pair of Emmy nominations for the first two seasons of NBC’s Harry’s Law, which was cancelled last May. American Horror Story series alums Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, and Lily Rabe are set to return for the horror anthology’s third cycle.