Zachary Quinto, Patti LuPone, and more return for American Horror Story season 11

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Zachary Quinto, Patti LuPone, and more return for American Horror Story season 11

Get ready for another round of American Horror Story because the new season 11 cast are coming out of the woodworks.

Series veterans Zachary Quinto, Patti LuPone, Billie Lourd, Sandra Bernhard, and Isaac Powell are returning for the new story, alongside franchise newcomers Joe Mantello, and Charlie Carver, EW has learned.

Deadline was the first to report the casting, while paparazzi and bystanders in New York City have already captured photos and video of some of the actors as filming continues in the Big Apple.

Powell and Carver were spotted sharing a kiss on a sidewalk in character, while Bernhard was filmed walking out of a psychic parlor. Lourd had also been seen heading to set in the city with Carver.

EW reached out to representatives for FX and the actors for comment.

American Horror Story, Zachary Quinto, Patti LuPone, and Billie Lourd
American Horror Story, Zachary Quinto, Patti LuPone, and Billie Lourd

Byron Cohen/FX; Michele K. Short/FX; Frank Ockenfels/FX Zachary Quinto, Patti LuPone, and Billie Lourd are among the returning 'American Horror Story' players for season 11

Quinto last appeared on AHS back in season 2, which aired on FX in 2013. LuPone had a notable role as a god-fearing, overprotective mother in the Coven season. Lourd has been a frequent player on various seasons, including the American Horror Stories anthology spin-off. Bernhard popped up briefly as a cult leader in the Apocalypse season. Powell, meanwhile, is one of the newer additions, having shown up in the alien story line of season 10's Double Feature.

The other two have their own connections to series creator Ryan Murphy. Mantello appeared in Netflix's Hollywood and HBO's The Normal Heart, in addition to directing Netflix's The Boys in the Band, which featured Carver. Carver also appeared in Netflix's Ratched.

We don't know much about the season 11 story or what it's called, though the pap pics showing off the actors' leather vests and bell-bottoms suggest a period piece. FX did announce the show will return this year with a premiere in the fall.

Murphy, who typically shares updates and sneak peeks at his projects directly on Instagram, has remained mum on social media.

Correction: An earlier version of this article described Sandra Bernhard as a newcomer to American Horror Story. She appeared in the Apocalypse season as cult leader Hannah.

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