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It's Triple Witching Hour In 'American Horror Story: Coven' Poster Art First Look

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 3, 2013 7:03 PM
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American Horror Story: Coven

Not quite that triple witching hour, for all you stock market traders out there who are also readers.

Expectations are even higher for the upcoming new season 3 of FX's series American Horror Story (which will be titled American Horror Story: Coven) thanks in part to the additions of Angela Bassett and  Gabourey Sidibe to the cast.

Also veteran stage star Patti LuPone has hopped along for the ride from series creator Shawn Ryan.

The actresses join a cast that already includes Jessica LangeEvan Peters, Sarah PaulsonTaissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.

Although I never quite got into the series (not because I didn't like it. There's just so much else competing for my attention), with the addition of Sidibe and Bassett, I plan to catch up before the new season arrives on October 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX.

It's been over 300 years since the Salem witch trials. Those who remain are almost extinct and in danger again. A school has opened in New Orleans to teach protection to the young. The long-absent Supreme arrives to also protect the new students and their secrets. The themes include witches, witch hunts, incest, minorities, slavery, mothers and daughters, and witchcraft versus voodoo. This season will be set in modern day and the 1830s.

Sounds exciting!

The last time Bassett appeared as a series regular on any TV show was during the final season (2008–2009) of the once hit medical drama ER on NBC.

Sidibe was most recently a regular on Showtime's The Big C.

Ahead of the broadcast premiere of Coven, FX has released a teaser poster, which is embedded below, and which may or may not delight fans, who probably have more insight into its meaning than I do. So feel free to dissect:

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  • Amari | September 5, 2013 12:39 PMReply

    As long as it isn't all over the place like the second season it should be good. The second season borrowed so heavily from known figures and movies that it made me glad the show remixes itself each year. At the same time, I hope different writers are involved, maybe the ones from the first season for example.

  • Kallie | September 4, 2013 7:59 PMReply

    voodoo? oh no Hollywood does a stank job at portraying voodoo and any African originated religion forever and with AHS this is going to a be wet hot mess of nos

  • Nadine | September 4, 2013 12:37 PMReply

    "Voodoo", huh?

  • Emanuel B. | September 4, 2013 11:33 AMReply

    Nice. Loved the first two seasons. Sounds like this is going to be a good one. Can't wait.

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