The witches are coming to New Orleans! On Thursday, August 29 Wetpaint Entertainment posted information about three new characters for the upcoming third season of the popular television show "American Horror Story: Coven," which will air on FX this October. The horror drama will focus on the idea of witchcraft for season three, and follow a group of witches in the New Orleans area. Most of the principal cast will return for the new series as well as some newcomers.
Jessica Lange will be playing the supreme witch named Fiona, who has been absent for many years but returns to the area as witches are facing extinction. The series will take place over three hundred years after the Salem Witch Trials, but a special school in New Orleans for witches is the only safe place for their kind. Mysterious attacks will force Fiona to help, but it's not known if the character will be good or evil.
Zoe, plays by Taissa Farmiga, will be one of the girls who arrives at the school, but she is hiding a dark secret. Farmiga did not appear in the second season miniseries, but will return for a lead role just like in season one. Newcomer Angela Bassett will be portraying Maria Laveau, who is described as a "Louisana Creole practitioner of voodoo" and is well known in the area.
Sarah Paulson will take on the role of Cordelia, the daughter of supreme witch Fiona. However, Cordelia may not possess the magic powers that her mother does. Newcomer Kathy Bates will play Madame LaLaurie, a local socialite "living in the 1800s who moonlighted as a serial killer" and "tortured and murdered black slaves."
The third season of "American Horror Story: Coven"will debut on October 9 at 10 p.m. on FX. The season will contain thirteen episodes and wrap up in January 2014. No trailer has been released for the series, but the teaser show different groups of women levitating off the ground.
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