FX's horror-drama breakout 'American Horror Story' secured its fourth season the other day, though curiously without confirming that series anchor Jessica Lange would return, following reports the star intended only to do one more season beyond 'Coven.' Now, it seems 'Coven' stars Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett have officially been approached to return, but what does it mean for the franchise?
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On tonight's all-new episode of 'American Horror Story: Coven,' Marie Laveau does a mean cover of Michael Jackson's "Thriller," inspiring Zoe to discover a new power -- could she be the new Supreme after all? Speaking of which, Fiona and Myrtle continue their fierce battle over control of the coven following the zombie outbreak and last week's attack on poor Cordelia.
Shock of shocks, FX has decided to order a fourth season of its most buzzworthy hit 'American Horror Story,' just four episodes into its witchy third season, 'Coven.' The Ryan Murphy horror-drama will return in 2014 for another round of 13 episodes, but what spooky setting will the showrunners conjure up this time?
For as much as we've enjoyed 'American Horror Story: Coven''s witchy woes over the dreary depression of 'Asylum' and the domestically disturbed first season, we've certainly missed a few past season stars who have yet to sign on for another round. 'Asylum' had Dylan McDermott as a surprise guest, but will Connie Britton put on a witch hat for 'American Horror Story: Coven'?
On this week's all-new episode of 'American Horror Story: Coven,' we meet the enigmatic and previously hidden Council of Witchcraft, who visit the school to investigate the death of Madison. Meanwhile, Fiona's visit to Marie Laveau has rekindled a decades-old war between the Salem witches and the Voodoo queen. Also this week: Spalding attends a tea party!
On tonight's new episode of 'American Horror Story: Coven,' Madison discovers a new power that leaves an already weakened Fiona feeling extra threatened, while Cordelia continues to try and get pregnant. Meanwhile, Zoe's still trying to make things right with Kyle -- and while she means well, she may be doing him more harm than good. Also: Nan bakes a cake and Delphine LaLaurie discovers television!
'American Horror Story' didn't begin its original run with series star Jessica Lange as the centerpiece, thought the actress quickly emerged as the dominant force of the franchise through 'Asylum' and now 'Coven.' The monster ratings for FX's Ryan Murphy horror drama all-but-assure a fourth season in place, but will Lange depart the series after that?
Tonight's new episode of 'American Horror Story: Coven' is a bit of a step down from last week's premiere episode. In "Boy Parts," Zoe and Madison try to bring Kyle back from the dead in a riff on the classic Frankenstein story, while Fiona continues her mission to acquire the power of immortal youth, and Cordelia reluctantly uses witchcraft to play God.
We have finally emerged from the dark period of torrid vampire and werewolf teen romances, and the dark days of 'Twilight' appear to be behind us. The new (old) thing is all about witches, a uniquely female character trait that provides both societal commentary and a whole lot of dark fun. Witches are back and kicking ass, and they're making women on TV very interesting.
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'?