In season one, we were rocked by the sadistic, ghoulish forces of a house with a history. During season two, we were shaken by the real demons within an insane asylum. Now we know that the third season of American Horror Story will transport us to New Orleans for some “evil glamour.”
The third season of the popular FX Channel show is titled American Horror Story: Coven and will revolve around voodoo and witches in the historic Louisiana region. Unlike Asylum, which was set in the 1960s, Coven will occur in modern times. Little more is known about the plot, but we do know many of the core cast members will return to portray interesting characters.
Evan Peters, who starred in season one and two, recently spoke with HuffPost TV about his excitement for the next installment.
“I just know I’ll be working with Taissa [Farmiga] again,” he said. “Jessica Lange’s back, Sarah Paulson’s back and it takes place in New Orleans… I’m scared, but I’m excited.”
In addition to the series regulars, some incredible new cast members are slated to take part in season three: Oscar nominees Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe as will Tony winner Patti LuPone.
Kathy Bates, the Academy Award-winning actress who portrayed a psychopath in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery, is also set to participate.
Even though Bates has played her fair share of wicked roles, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy teased this may be her spookiest character yet.
“Oh, Kathy’s never [played] someone this bad,” Murphy revealed to TVLine in February. “Her [character] is a bad, bad woman! Five times worse than [her] Misery character — which is why she liked it.”
Murphy revealed Bates’ and Jessica Lange’s characters will go head-to-head throughout the season. He also teased the plot is based on true events.
“When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened,” Murphy said. “It’s a true event… You’ll see. It’s some good stuff.”
Filming will begin this summer. The third season will premiere in October on FX.