Beloved Fringe alum joins American Horror Story: Coven as 'voodoo Satan'

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Dec 5, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

Good news, Fringe fans! A fan-favorite actor is heading to FX’s American Horror Story: Coven, but in a very different type of role than what we’re used to seeing.

Lance Reddick, who played Agent Phillip Broyles on the sci-fi series Fringe, has signed on to play Papa Legba in Coven, a character described as the series’ “voodoo Satan.” Yeah, that’s a little bit different than Broyles.

The character will apparently play a pivotal role in the rest of the season, as the character has a major connection to Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett). The current season has four episodes left, and as has been the case the past three years, it’ll be reset with a new premise and setting in 2014.

This should definitely be a fun role for Reddick, and though we’re used to seeing him play the hero on Fringe, he definitely has the look to cause some trouble as a “voodoo Satan” with the right material.

Are you glad to see Reddick sticking around the sci-fi genre?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)