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:



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24 Comments
  1. nathan says:

    they still never said who Sidibe is playing…

    • Butters says:

      My guess she will be playing obese girl running with a bucket of chicken

      • Brian says:

        @Butters, Could you be anymore of a dick you asshole?

        • Butters says:

          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.

          • Caro says:

            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.

          • Butters says:

            @ 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.

      • Sarah says:

        I am hoping that is some sort of a “joke” refering to her debut movie Precious. For your sake.

      • mooshki says:

        @Butters Obesity has never killed anyone. Stupidity has killed plenty, though, so you’d better watch out.

        • Butters says:

          James Gandolfini, John Candy, Mama Casa etc

          • mooshki says:

            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.

        • Kristen says:

          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.

  2. English says:

    I am really excited for this to get started!

  3. Yasin says:

    I don’t why they are not letting Canadians access to the trailers….

  4. Jack says:

    Man Jessica Lange looks scary just as Jessica Lange!

  5. Cherry says:

    Aww no word on Who the other characters are playing?? Also, I want Chloe Sevigny to return! She was horribly underused last season.

  6. Cherry says:

    Jessica Lange looks absolutely stunning in that photo.

  7. J says:

    The show looks interesting. I’ll check it out.

  8. Reblogged this on HORROR BOOM and commented:
    Hot DAMN, we cannot wait! Now this one is also creepy as hell. Don’t miss it…

  9. rachelle says:

    Sooooo many teases! I’m so excited for the new season to start.

  10. @butters
    Let the girl speak for herself. Such diction at a grand waist has been elevated for much time.

    @caro
    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

  11. No matter how evil it gets, it’ll never be close to what Madame LaLaurie did.

  12. Luke says:

    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.

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