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Horror Story: Coven Officially Sets Premiere Date, Raises 'Stakes' With Eerie New Teaser

American Horror Story Coven Premiere DateAmerican Horror Story: Coven will begin brewing on Wednesday, Oct. 9, it has been officially announced by FX.

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Exec producer Tim Minear revealed earlier this month that Coven will have “a feminist theme” as well as cover “race and oppression and family … along with laughs and scares and a few tears.”

On the aforementioned family front, Jessica Lange will play a literally witchy mom to Sarah Paulson. It’s also been revealed that Angela Bassett is playing Marie Laveau, a character loosely based on “a woman in the 1800s who was very influential in the city,” while Kathy Bates will channel infamous 1830s New Orleans socialite/serial killer Madame LaLaurie.

UPDATE: The official synopsis follows:

American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

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Also on board for Coven are returning Horror Story players Denis O’Hare, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Alexandra Breckenridge and Evan Peters, as well as new blood Emma Roberts, Patti LuPone and Gabourey Sidibe.

Four haunting teasers for the new Horror Story chapter — including the new one, “Stakes” — are posted below:

Comments (24)

  • they still never said who Sidibe is playing…

    Comment by nathan – August 27, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My guess she will be playing obese girl running with a bucket of chicken

      Comment by Butters – August 27, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @Butters, Could you be anymore of a dick you asshole?

        Comment by Brian – August 27, 2013 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yes, I can be more of a dick or an asshole not sure which one you are going for? I believe the question you were going for was “Could you be “any more” of a dick, you asshole? ” FYI obesity is the number 1 preventable killer in the US. She does not set a good example with her weight. And honestly she is not that good of actress; plays the same type of roles over and over again.

          Comment by Butters – August 27, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I’m sure that Gabourey is grateful that you, a true medical doctor educated via webmd, is around to tell her how to live her life. And for “not a good actress”, the academy sure doesn’t think so. Go be a salty assbag elsewhere.

            Comment by Caro – August 27, 2013 04:01 PM PDT  
          • @ Caro: Obesity is the number one preventable killer in the US. I am merely stating a fact. Why do you think Mrs. Obama has made it one her tasks to stop obesity, specifically in children? Most people will tell a smoker to stop smoking but most will not tell an obese person not to get the dessert. As for your comment about the Academy, let me remind you that they have nominated a lot of people who really are not that good but just got lucky. Just look at the internet hate that Sandra Bullock gets for her win. Also, I don’t use webmd, I go to a doctor.

            Comment by Butters – August 27, 2013 04:24 PM PDT  
      • I am hoping that is some sort of a “joke” refering to her debut movie Precious. For your sake.

        Comment by Sarah – August 27, 2013 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @Butters Obesity has never killed anyone. Stupidity has killed plenty, though, so you’d better watch out.

        Comment by mooshki – August 28, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • James Gandolfini, John Candy, Mama Casa etc

          Comment by Butters – August 28, 2013 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Sigh… Their cause of death was heart disease, which can happen to skinny people too. There’s absolutely no evidence that obesity CAUSES any diseases, just that it’s often correlated with them. Basic logic fail.

            Comment by mooshki – August 29, 2013 12:50 PM PDT  
        • I normally don’t comment on these, but “Obesity has never killed anyone.”? Please tell me you’re kidding with this comment…
          Obesity may not be the “cause of death” on someone’s autopsy, but obesity can be the cause of someone’s heart giving out thus causing them to die of heart failure.

          Comment by Kristen – August 29, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • That’s heart disease, not obesity. Believe it or not, skinny people get heart disease too.

            Comment by mooshki – August 29, 2013 12:49 PM PDT  
  • I am really excited for this to get started!

    Comment by English – August 27, 2013 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t why they are not letting Canadians access to the trailers….

    Comment by Yasin – August 27, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You can download a program called ProxTube, that unlocks all the videos that are restricted out of the US

      Comment by Stefan – August 27, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man Jessica Lange looks scary just as Jessica Lange!

    Comment by Jack – August 27, 2013 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aww no word on Who the other characters are playing?? Also, I want Chloe Sevigny to return! She was horribly underused last season.

    Comment by Cherry – August 27, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica Lange looks absolutely stunning in that photo.

    Comment by Cherry – August 27, 2013 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show looks interesting. I’ll check it out.

    Comment by J – August 27, 2013 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on HORROR BOOM and commented:
    Hot DAMN, we cannot wait! Now this one is also creepy as hell. Don’t miss it…

    Comment by Mrs. Horror Boom (HorrorBoom.com) – August 27, 2013 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooooo many teases! I’m so excited for the new season to start.

    Comment by rachelle – August 27, 2013 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @butters
    Let the girl speak for herself. Such diction at a grand waist has been elevated for much time.

    Carry on the support. It is rather a scene and when it gets an academy award nomination, that is every girls dream…. u have to give it to gabby for she keeps her head up and thru it all makes her stronger, inner beauty

    Comment by Lucas Martin© – August 28, 2013 01:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No matter how evil it gets, it’ll never be close to what Madame LaLaurie did.

    Comment by Mooshki Mitchell – August 28, 2013 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Taissa was so HOT in TheBlingRing. She should dress more like that more often! excited for her to return, hope she proves the haters wrong.

    Comment by Luke – August 28, 2013 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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