Angela Bassett Joins ‘Master of None’


Angela Bassett Joins Master of None for Season Two

Netflix’s Emmy-winning comedy Master Of None, which stars Asif Ansari (Dev) as a struggling New York actor, will get an extra dose of black girl magic when it returns for its sophomore season early next year. According to published reports, American Horror Story actress Angela Bassett will join the cast, playing the “cool hip mom” of Denise (Lena Waithe), Dez’s cooler-than-thou lesbian confidante.

During a recent interview, Angela said her upcoming arc will be “fun and complicated,” noting it will span several decades and feature quite a few flashback scenes.

Filming for season two is set to start later this month and will be shot entirely on location in Italy. No word how many episodes Angela will appear in, but given the reported expanded role of Denise, we’re hoping for quite a few.

Angela can presently be seen killing the role of Lee Harris on the FX drama American Horror Story: Roanoke.