American Horror Story: Coven Sounds Like Totally Rad Harry Potter AU
By Alex Cranz
Today FX and friends have announced the premiere date for AHS: Coven, AND they’ve given their most descriptive description of the series yet.
Originally it sounded like it might be a departure from previous squicky American Horror Story installments because of the sheer number of extraordinary women signed on for roles. Couple that with the anthology series’ ever evolving obsession with the role of women in American mythos and you have something that would be at least interesting.
But now? The description below reads like a totally awesome Harry Potter alternate universe story and I am a hundred kinds of down for Taissa Farmiga and (presumably) Gabourey Sidibe and Emma Roberts going to a witch school and getting into hijinks and dealing with wacky American Dumbledore Jessica Lange.
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 (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica 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.
Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/news/american-horror-story-coven-gets-a-premiere-date-and-new-teaser#hOdcgl4KQtvePvUj.99
AHS: Coven premieres October 9 and will run for thirteen crackalicious episodes.Source: HitFix