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Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett Likely To Return For American Horror Story Season 4

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Yesterday saw the news that American Horror Story Season 4 had been green lit with 13 all-new episodes slated for 2014, and now it looks likely that newcomers Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett will return as well.

Both Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett have given series co-creator Ryan Murphy a verbal commitment for American Horror Story Season 4.

“I have approached them and they wanna do it,” Murphy told EW. “That’s very exciting when you can work with A.) actresses you’ve always idolized and B.) those two are loving this season. They love what they get to do. Kathy Bates sent the writers a basket of plush toys all in the shapes of disemboweled organs. It doesn’t get better than when an Oscar winner sends you a grab bag of stuffed pancreas to say ‘Thank you and job well done.’”

The current season of American Horror Story, titled “Coven,” sees Kathy Bates play the immortal serial killer, Madame LaLaurie, with Angela Bassett as a voodoo priestess, Marie Laveaux. The two happen to be sworn enemies, which brings Jessica Lange’s character into the mix, the leader of a coven of witches, Fiona Goode.

American Horror Story: Coven airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET on FX.

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American Horror Story: Coven Voodoo Queen Teaser

On top of yesterday’s Voodoo Queen motion poster for American Horror Story: Coven, FX has released a teaser today.

Angela Bassett plays Marie Laveau, a character based on the real life influential voodoo priestess that lived in New Orleans.

Check out both the teasers below.

American Horror Story: Coven season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 9th at 10pm ET.

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American Horror Story: Coven “Initiation” Extended Teaser

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:10990:]]FX released an extended teaser for American Horror Story: Coven with “Initiation.”

We get a look at the witches coven along with Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Jamie Brewer, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett.

American Horror Story: Coven returns with Season 3 on October 9t at 10pm ET with the first episode, “Bitchcraft.”

Series Synopsis:

American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over 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 (Jessica 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.

Episode 1 “Bitchcraft” synopsis:

A young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo. 

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American Horror Story: Coven Season 3 “Pins” Motion Poster

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FX has released a new motion poster with “Pins” for season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven.

We are guessing this is teasing the voodoo aspects from the season as the image seems to be a real life voodoo doll.

Angela Bassett plays voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, with the actress previously stating the following about her character.

“It’s been interesting being in New Orleans, there’s such a regard and respect for who she was,” Bassett said. “She was a woman in 1801 who lives to be 80 years old, who is a very influential person in the city. My character is based loosely on her.”

American Horror Story: Coven returns for season 3 on Wednesday, October 9th at 10pm ET on FX. The first episode is titled “Bitchcraft,” described as follows:

A young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo.

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American Horror Story: Coven Will Be Full Of Witches, Serial Killers, Voodoo & Fun

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The hit series on FX will return with a third series this Fall with American Horror Story: Coven, which is currently being filmed in New Orleans.

We’ve already seen a first look at series star, Jessica Lange, and now we learn about what to expect from her character in the third season as well as a few others.

Per the third series title, “Coven,” Jessica Lange will play a witch named Fiona, where at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour (via THR) the actress offered the following: “Some of us play witches, some of us play historical characters. I do play a witch. We move back and forth in time. It encompasses a lot of different stories. I’ve shot two days so far, one day entrances and exits, the other day a scene. I don’t know who the character is yet. It comes in little dribs and drabs.”

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American Horror Story: Coven will also feature real life characters that are just as horrific as the series suggests. Academy-award winning actress Kathy Bates will play the real life persona of Marie Delphine LaLaurie (pictured left), aka Madame LaLaurie, a prominent member of the Louisiana social scene who happens to be a serial killer of black slaves.

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Likewise,  Angela Bassett will portray Marie Laveau (pictured right), a known practioner of Voodoo, stating here character is loosely based on the real life counterpart: “It’s been interesting being in New Orleans, there’s such a regard and respect for who she was. She was a woman in 1801 who lives to be 80 years old, who is a very influential person in the city. My character is based loosely on her.”

Speaking of all things that cackle in the night, American Horror Story: Coven will not only feature Jessica Lange as a witch, but witches from Salem will make their way South as they escape persecution.

We also learn this time up, Sarah Paulson will play daughter to Jessica Lange’s character, with Cordelia.

American Horror Story: Coven won’t be all dark as the title suggests, as this year looks to offer more humor than any of the previous and be a lot of fun for the audience.

“This year is a drama but there is a lot of humor, and we are embracing a kind of velocity and fun with the series,” executive producer Tim Minear said. “It’s not the same as it was the past two years, but I think it can be more fun for the audience.”

Minear also goes on to state that American Horror Story: Coven won’t be all bedknobs and broomsticks as themes presented throughout this season suggest mature topics.

“Within that idea, the idea of minority groups going after each other and doing the work of the larger culture for the larger culture [will be explored],” Minear offered. “While there is a strong feminist theme that runs throughout Coven this year, there are also themes of race, oppression and there is a very strong theme of family, specifically mothers and daughters.”

American Horror Story: Coven airs this Fall on FX also starring Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti LuPone and Emma Roberts with returning fan-favorite actress Jamie Brewer.

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