Stevie Nicks signs on for American Horror Story: Coven appearance

Lily Rabe on American Horror Story: Coven

All season long, Lily Rabe’s freespirited witch has been practising her craft to the sounds of Stevie Nicks on American Horror Story: Coven. It’s been a running theme, one which has had fans of the show guessing which Nicks song will be playing the next time Rabe’s character Misty Day appears on the show.

Amazingly, showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted earlier today that Stevie Nicks is coming to Coven! Unfortunately, his only tweet on the subject is incredibly vague and doesn’t really say what Nicks’ role on the show might be – whether it’s a one-shot or a recurring deal.

Murphy has worked with Nicks in the past, when he dedicated an entire episode of Glee to the music of Fleetwood Mac. He recently told EW that he’s had a fantastic relationship with Stevie, and the singer has been supportive of Lea Michele since the death of Cory Monteith this summer.

Interestingly, Nicks was hesitant to join the show, having run into bother from Wiccans in the past:

When we got to this witch idea, I thought, if you’re Misty and you have grown up alone and you don’t know any other witches, there’s one witch you probably would know and that’s Stevie Nicks. So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, ‘I want to use you in the show.’ But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, ‘Aw f—, let’s just do it. OK, I love it.’

Here’s the tweet from Ryan Murphy

More word on what role Stevie Nicks will play on American Horror Story as we get it!

by Gerard McGarry on November 12th, 2013

Gerard is the founder and editor of Unreality TV. He writes about TV dramas as well as reality TV talent shows and is obsessed by sci-fi and Doctor Who. Follow him on Twitter @gerrybot or Google+

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