Fantastic news for “American Horror Story” fans! You don’t have to wait until the “Coven” premiere on Oct. 9 to find out what’s in store for the FX mini-series because the network leaked the storyline for season three!
“American Horror Story: Coven” has slowly been building up its cast, leaking spoiler details about Salem vs. Voodoo witches, along with chilling historical figures. But now we know a little bit more about what to expect.
According to the FX synopsis, in present day there have been “mysterious attacks” against witches who survived the Salem witch trials over 300 years ago. With the safety of Salem witches at stake, young girls are sent to a “special school” in New Orleans where they can learn how to protect themselves from the attacks.
One of the new arrivals at the New Orleans school is Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) … who is “harboring a terrifying secret of her own.” Zoe will be coming face-to-face with Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme witch who returns to New Orleans after learning of the attacks. “American Horror Story” will find Fiona attempting to protect the Coven from those that want to destroy it.
Teaser trailers for season three of the mini-series began to be released at the beginning of August. “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that some clues to the season can be found in the videos.
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The first video, “Detention,” features eight girls facing a wall and levitating while a woman covers the song “House of the Rising Sun.” A haunting image, it actually mirrors that of dancer Pina Bausch’s performance, “Blaubart.” “Blaubart” translates to “Bluebeard,” a frightening folktale of a nobleman who had a terrible habit of murdering his wives.
Following “Detention,” three more videos were released – “Pins And Needles,” “Staircase,” and “Stakes.” Read the full synopsis from FX below, and let us know your theories on “American Horror Story: Coven.”
“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.”