Things are heating up — literally! — on the new season of American Horror Story.
In a new teaser released Tuesday, three witches appear to be burning at the stake. That is, until a closer look reveals the three women are simply floating above a burning fire as their heads suddenly (and disturbingly, we might add) snap to face the camera.
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In addition to unveiling a new promo, FX also announced that the third incarnation of American Horror Story will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10/9c. Subtitled Coven, the 13-part miniseries is set 300 years after the Salem witch trials when the witches that managed to escape persecution are now facing extinction. Young witches, such as new arrival Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), are being sent to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Concerned about the recent attacks against witches, the long-absent Supreme (Jessica Lange, natch) comes back to defend the Coven and take down anyone who gets in her way.
The new season of American Horror Story will also welcome back Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Denis O'Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Evan Peters and Frances Conroy. Newcomers include Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe.
Watch the new teaser below:
Are you excited for American Horror Story: Coven?