Farmiga played tortured teen Violet in Season 1 of Ryan Murphy‘s FX scarefest. Conroy appeared in the first season as ghostly maid Moira and in the second as a noir-tinged Angel of Death.
Farmiga will be a brand new character in Season 3, which series co-creator Murphy recently said will take place in modern day but also will be “more historical in nature.” No word yet on who Conroy will portray.
Murphy announced Conroy’s commitment via his Twitter feed Thursday.
Thrilled to announce the legendary Frances Conroy is on board for next season's American Horror Story.—
Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) February 07, 2013
The new season reportedly also involves a big romance in which Farmiga’s character will figure prominently.
Production on the next 13-episode season will begin this summer and debut in Fall 2013.