1st intriguing plot details emerge about American Horror Story: Coven

Ryan Murphy is keeping most of the details about American Horror Story: Coven under wraps, but some new tidbits have finally leaked. So, what’s the latest freaky story?

All we’ve really known about the new season is that it’ll focus on witches, but now producer Tim Minear has revealed some of the wider themes they’ll be touching on with their latest scarefest. One interesting note? It should be a bit funnier than the past two (extremely dark) stories:

“There’s a feminist theme throughout Coven. There are also themes of race and oppression and family — especially mothers and daughters — along with laughs and scares and a few tears.”

I would say that the fun quotient is higher this year. [It's still] a drama, but there is a lot of humor, and we are embracing a velocity and fun with the series this year. It might be a little bit more welcoming to an audience.”

The expansive cast for the new season includes newcomers and vets such as Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe and several others.

As far as character details go, Paulson will play Lange’s daughter, named Cordelia and inspired by the character in King Lear. Bassett will portray Marie Laveau, who is loosely based on “a woman in the 1800s who was very influential in the city,” according to TV Line. As for new addition Bates? She’ll be playing a twist on “infamous 1830s New Orleans socialite and serial killer Madame LaLaurie.”

The new season is set to premiere in October. Do you think they can strike freaky horror gold the third time around? 

(Via TV Line)