Frances Conroy Signs on For ‘American Horror Story’ Season 3

Ryan Murphy announces that Conroy will be back for her third season on FX’s blockbuster series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Yet another familiar face will haunt “American Horror Story” when it returns later this year.

On his twitter account, “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy wrote “Thrilled to announce the legendary Frances Conroy is on board for next season's ‘American Horror Story.’”

During the first season of “American Horror Story,” Conroy portrayed the older incarnation of Moira, a maid trapped within the Murder House. Conroy had a much smaller role in “American Horror Story: Asylum” as the Angel of Death. Presumably Conroy’s new character will be prominent in the new storyline.

Conroy is best known for her long stint on “Six Feet Under” and several feature films including The Aviator, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Crucible, Billy Bathgate and Sleepless in Seattle. Conroy’s TV credits include "Desperate Housewives," "Nip/Tuck," "Grey's Anatomy," "United States of Tara" and "Happy Town."

Joining Conroy for “American Horror Story” Season 3 are Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, all of whom have appeared on the series in its previous incarnations. As in the first two seasons, “American Horror Story” will once again shift its setting and its characters for an all new storyline.

“American Horror Story” Season 3 is expected to debut in October on FX.