Preview: American Horror Story – Coven

Regular readers may remember our unpalatable excitement prior to last year’s American Horror Story: Asylum which proved be the TV highlight of 2012 (need we bring up this again?) – so it will come as no shock to know that we are climbing the walls with excitement for the third season of Ryan Murphy’s ever-popular horror drama.

Titled American Horror Story: Coven, Season 3 reunites us with several series regulars Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare, and Tarissa Farmiga; who will be joined by new recruits Kathy Bates, Patti LuPone, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Danny Huston, and Leslie Jordan. A real cast to die for, I think you’ll agree.

This modern day horror tale is set three hundred years after the Salem witch trials and follows two feuding sets of witches in New Orleans. Murphy has claimed the series will be much more glamorous, buoyant and comedic this season, slightly gravitating away from the gruesome subtext of Asylum. Although judging by the eerie trailers, it does not seem like it’ll be a huge step away from the horrors of its predecessor.

The past few days have seen a variety of teasers popping up online which we have collected here for you. The series debuts on October 9th in the USA. It is expected to follow a few days later in the UK.