American Horror Story Season 3 Subtitled Coven

It sounds like American Horror Story's third season might very well be the season of the witch, or something along those lines. The title for Season 3 has been revealed, along with a couple of other tidbits about the FX horror-drama's anticipated return. Season 3 will be called American Horror Story: Coven.

According to EW, the title of the third season was announced at PaleyFest on Friday night. In addition to the revealed subtitle Coven, which follows Season 2's one-word subtitle theme (Asylum), series creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that the series will be filmed in several "cool" locations, including New Orleans. EW doesn't report anything specific mentioned on the topic of witches, so that may not have been specified, but the Coven subtitle does seem to imply that, and that would go with what's been rumored, and also mentioned by Dylan McDermott, who brought up Salem witches in an interview, when asked about the series' upcoming season.

Planned series newcomer Kathy Bates was also reportedly at Paleyfest to talk about her character, who's said to be worse than Misery's Annie Wilkes, which sounds pretty dark. Bates will play a rival to Jessica Lange's character, and from what Murphy says, he wanted to see "a lot of scenes with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates going at it." So we have that to look forward to when the series returns.

There's also the return of a number of stars from the first two seasons of the series to look forward to. As we previously reported, Season 1's Taissa Farmiga will be back for American Horror Story: Coven, along with Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Jessica Lange.

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