It has been reported that Kathy Bates is set to join American Horror Story for season 3.

The Hollywood Reporter says the Oscar winner is close to signing a deal with FX in which she will play the best-friend turned enemy of Jessica Lange’s new character. The series with was co-created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy reboots each season with many of the same cast playing different characters.

Details of the storyline for series three have not been revealed but Murphy has said it will be a most upbeat plot than season two which centered around an asylum.

Murphy said in January "What season three is about is more historical in nature. I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance. That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. You're going to see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun."

Bates won on Oscar for the 1990 film Misery and has starred on television previously in legal drama Harry’s Law.