August 27, 2013 1:06pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'American Horror Story: Coven' Gets Premiere Date
Mark your calendars: American Horror Story has set a premiere date for Coven.
The third season of the anthology series from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will return on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 p.m.
The premiere date "reveal" came at the end of the latest teaser for the witchy-themed third season of Coven.
Coven stars Kathy Bates as Madame LaLurie, a Louisiana-born socialite and serial killer, and Jessica Lange as a witch named Fiona, with Sarah Paulson set to portray her daughter. The cast also includes Denis O'Hare, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe and Alexandra Breckenridge.
American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. More than 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 (Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (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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Showrunner Murphy recently said that the biggest clue for how Coven ends will come in the yet-to-be released opening credits. "You have to watch it 10 times because every frame is a clue for what the season will be," Murphy explained. "And every year it has a different tone, look and concept. By the last frame of the main title for Coven, you'll really have an idea of what the last frame of the Coven season will be."
Check out the latest teaser, below, and hit the comments with your thoughts on Coven. Will you watch? The 13-episode season runs through January 2014.