Move over vampires and zombies, it’s time for the witching hour. Ryan Murphy, co-creator of “American Horror Story,” announced the new title for the third season at PaleyFest this past Friday night, reported Aceshowbiz.com today. The third installment will be officially called “American Horror Story: Coven.” Murphy confirmed there would be witches in the new season, and added that filming would take place in several locations, including New Orleans.
Aceshowbiz.com reports that even though "female power" will be a major theme of season three, it won’t be the only one. Of course, what would “American Horror Story” be without an all-consuming monster like Rubber Man and Bloody Face, the infamous hellions who wreaked havoc from seasons past? Murphy revealed this new season will feature a monster as well, a female monster to be exact.
Cast members of previous “American Horror Story” seasons that have been confirmed to return to the upcoming installment are: Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Sarah Paulson, as well as Taissa Farmiga, who starred as Violet in the first season. Oh, and has it been mentioned that Oscar-winning Kathy Bates is also coming on board as the latest “American Horror Story: Coven” major cast addition? Audiences are also in for a treat with shared screen time between Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. According to the Huffington Post, Murphy described Bates’ character as "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs,” and continued, "I wanted to see a lot of scenes with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates going at it, so that's what you're going to see.” Yes, please!