*Lance Reddick will jump into the voodoo vs. witches battle currently jumping off on FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven.”
In an interview with EW, series co-creator Ryan Murphy says the actor will play Papa Legba, a “voodoo Satan,” that will have a “pivotal role in the life of Marie Laveau,” who is played by Angela Bassett.
Reddick will appear in the four episodes that will air when the series returns on January 8, 2014. Murphy hints at Legba’s presence with, “You find out that’s how come Marie Laveau looks so good – because she sold her soul!”
Reddick is best known for his roles on HBO’s “The Wire” as Cedric Daniels and as Phillip Broyles on Fox’s “Fringe,” which ended its five season run earlier this year. He appeared in Spike Lee’s underperforming “Oldboy” remake, and will star on CBS’ upcoming cyber drama “Intelligence” opposite Josh Holloway, as well as Danny DeVito’s upcoming thriller “St. Sebastian.”