Ryan Murphy's FX hit "American Horror Story" returns Wednesday night, and fans are dying to welcome back their favorite scary mini-series for the third season, "Coven." Murphy's chiller series, which changes its setting, plot and character line-up each season, is about to get witchy.

We explored the "L.A. Murder House" in season one, last season we delved into the world of electroshock therapy in "American Horror Story: Asylum," and this season the theme is witchcraft, appropriately named "Coven." IBTimes TV spoke with IBTimes reporter Amanda Remling about the season premiere, the new cast, returning actors, and Murphy's creepy show teasers.


"AHS" veteran Jessica Lange will return for her third season, this time playing Fiona -- the Supreme witch of her generation. Fiona runs a school for “exceptional young ladies,” a.k.a witches. The school is located in New Orleans, home of voodoo and the destination for witches running from Salem, Mass., centuries ago. Other reappearing actors include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Denis O'Hare, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy.

Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates is a very exciting new addition to the "AHS" cast, playing Madame LaLaurie, based on a real-life New Orleans socialite with a penchant for murder and torture. Other new additions include Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe.

Ryan Murphy, who is also the man behind "Nip/Tuck" and "Glee," clearly has a dark side, and he loves it. He recently told the Huffington Post "Coven" is his favorite concept, and it might even be ripe for a spinoff. Murphy said, “I love this season – it's my favorite season that we've done so far, largely because of the comedy if it, and I think it's really scary.”

"Coven" premieres Wednesday night 10 EDT on FX.