Finally some details have rolled in regarding the third season of American Horror Story. With the cast and creators of American Horror Story appearing at the 30th annual PaleyFest last night, a special announcement was made revealing what the subtitle for the mysterious third season of the FX anthology will be.
Following a second season which was subtitled Asylum, co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that next year will be know as American Horror Story: Coven. "It's a really cool story that we've been talking for a couple years, and this seemed to be the year to do it," he said, noting the series will shoot in multiple locations, one of which is New Orleans -- the first time the series has exited its soundstage filming location.
Thus far returning cast mates include; Jesca Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe. (Farmiga, for her part, sat out the recently concluded second season.) In addition Kathy Bates, whose casting leaked in February, will play Lange's former best friend turned enemy as the series continues to reboot every season.
"I've loved it from the very beginning," Bates said of AHS. "I called up Jesca and told her to talk to Ryan and tell him I'd do anything on the show." She, too, refrained from spilling details about her character."
As previously revealed by co-creator Murphy during screening of the Asylum finale, the third season will be more upbeat than Asylum. "What season three is about is more historical in nature." "I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance," he said. "That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. You're going to see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. I think as a person right now, I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter