September 25, 2013 2:51pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'American Horror Story: Coven': Watch the New Opening Credits (Video)
They're here: The new haunting, chilling, creepy opening credits to FX's American Horror Story.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy released the new opener to the third season of the horror anthology, titled Coven, via Twitter on Wednesday -- encouraging viewers to spot the season's biggest clues.
Murphy previously teased that the new credits contain a major clue for how the 13-episode season will conclude. "You have to watch it 10 times because every frame is a clue for what the season will be," Murphy said in a promo offering a behind-the-scenes look at the Asylum opening sequence. "And ever 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."
Coven stars Jessica Lange as a witch named Fiona; Kathy Bates plays historical personage Madame LaLaurie, a Louisiana-born socialite and serial killer who kept slaves bound in her home; and Angela Bassett portrays voodoo expert/cult leader Marie Laveau. 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 (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
The all-star cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Denis O'Hare, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Danny Huston. Coven premieres Oct. 9 on FX. Watch the opening below, and hit the comments with your thoughts on the new opening sequence -- and Murphy's cryptic teaser.