American Horror Story: Coven, the hit FX series by Ryan Murphy (of Glee fame), is ramping up its promotion ahead of its third mini-series, with a story synopsis, premiere date, and new teaser trailer all being revealed on the same day! American Horror Story: Coven follows the tremendous success of its first season, American Horror Story, and its follow-up miniseries, American Horror Story: Asylum.
It has now been announced that the American Horror Story: Coven thirteen part miniseries will premiere on October 9th, allowing the show to run in the horror-filled lead-up period to Halloween.
FX has debuted the official storyline for the third American Horror Story miniseries, revealing that all is not well for the few witches who were able to escape persecution and death three hundred years ago during the Salem witch trials:
“Coven” tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. 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 (Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (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.
Finally, a new teaser has surfaced promoting Coven, showing a number of dead witches being burned at the stake — before coming to life:
American Horror Story: Coven will premiere on FX on October 9th, 2013!