‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Releases Full Season Trailer, Plus Witchy Scoop on What’s to Come!
At long last, ‘American Horror Story: Coven‘ pulled back the curtain on its season 3 premiere “Bitchcraft,” unleashing all kinds of new horrors on its FX audience. Along with the witchy premiere comes a brand-new full-length trailer for the season (no more teasers!), as well as the inside scoop on what characters will return, die gruesome deaths, or just plain listen to Stevie Nicks! Are you ready to join ‘American Horror Story: Coven’?
Spoilers for last night’s premiere and the season beyond, but the first thing any viewer should come to understand about ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ lies in the rule of thumb that death can hardly be considered permanent. Not only does the new trailer continue the premiere’s shocking twist that Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) survived entombment for centuries, but we haven’t seen the last of Angela Bassett’s Marie LaVeau, Lily Rabe’s Misty Day, or Evan Peters‘ dismembered Kyle, either.
Speaking to reporters from the premiere and beyond, series creator Ryan Murphy previewed that Angela Bassett’s character has survived to the present day as well, working at a New Orleans hair salon for cover, though Fiona (Jessica Lange) will promise to hand over LaLaurie in exchange for the spell that kept them so young. Fiona will need the spell sooner rather than later, as the source of her own advancing age proves to be a new “supreme” in town, whom Fiona will attempt (and possibly succeed) in killing by the third hour!
At least until being handed over, expect Bates’ horrific (and historically accurate) character to spend her season in grief and regret, coming to understand the error of her ways when Fiona tasks LaLaurie to act as Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe)‘s personal slave. And speaking of undead servants, don’t worry about Evan Peters’ character’s grisly death, as Madison (Emma Roberts) and Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) will put him back together by the end of episode 2, “Boy Parts,” though his ability to speak and move may not return just yet.
So, who’s left? Well, Frances Conroy‘s exotically-decorated Myrtle will return as part of the mysterious council tasked with investigating a witch’s murder, while high school flashbacks will reveal the source of the rivalry between Myrtle and Fiona. Among the council members, we’ll find Leslie Jordan’s character, himself based on the iconic Truman Capote.
And what of the other returning cast members, or even our monster big bads for the year? It seems that Misty Day’s miraculous revival abilities extend to herself as well, keeping in tact her apparent obsession with Stevie Nicks, though few witches’ power will come to match that of Fiona’s daughter Cordelia (Sarah Paulson). Murphy previewed something horrible to befall the character toward the middle of the season, leading Cordelia to explore the darker side of her abilities.
Lest we forget, don’t mourn the absence of Rubber Man or Bloody Face, as we’ll have two mysterious big bads pervading the season, one of whom we’ve already glimpsed. Not only will the Minotaur from the opening flashback provide a recurring menace, but so too will Danny Huston’s villainous murderer, based on the “Axeman” killings of the real New Orleans.
You can bet we’ll be tuning in to see the ‘Coven’ unfold from week to week, so take a look at the full season trailer above, and tell us what you thought of ‘American Horror Story’ season 3 premiere “Bitchcraft” in the comments!