By Alison Willmore | Indiewire August 27, 2013 at 5:01PM
"American Horror Story: Coven," the third season of Ryan Murphy's FX horror anthology series, will premiere on Wednesday, October 9th at 10pm, the network announced today. "Coven" is set to run 13 episodes, and, like last season ("Asylum"), will tell an entirely new story using many returning actors.
The season, which is currently in production, will focus on the secret history of witchcraft in America. Witches, facing extinction due to escalating attacks against them, send young girls to a special school in New Orleans so they can learn how to protect themselves. Taissa Farmiga plays Zoe, a new arrival harboring a frightening secret, while Jessica Lange is Fiona, the Supreme, who comes back to town determined to defend the coven at any cost. Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Denis O'Hare, Patti LuPone, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and Emma Roberts are also in the cast, while Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, James Wong and Jennifer Salt are the executive producers.
After a divisive, wild and uneven start with its first season, "AHS" won over many critics in its second season, "Asylum," which is up for 17 Emmys this year.
Check out all the abstract, atmospheric teasers for the new season FX has released below: