American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, joined by members of the AHS cast, took the stage at PaleyFest Friday night and revealed that season 3 will be called…

American Horror Story: Coven!

“It’s a really cool story we’ve been talking about for a couple of years. So we’re going to do that,” Murphy said. He also reiterated what he told EW after the season 2 finale, saying filming will take place in several “cool” locations, including New Orleans.

Though much of the conversation during the show’s PaleyFest panel focused on the second season of the anthology, in a surprise moment, Oscar winner/season 3 cast member Kathy Bates took the stage, and Murphy vaguely teased her “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” character.

“I wanted to see a lot of scenes with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates going at it,” Murphy said, “so that’s what you’re going to see.”

Previously, Murphy told EW that “female power” would be a major theme of season 3 and it would have a signature, iconic monster — in the vein of Rubber Man of season 1 and Bloody Face of season 2 — who was female.

AHS‘s panel marks the conclusion of this year’s PaleyFest Television Festival, which has been taking place over the last two weeks in Los Angeles.


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American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

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  • 9
  • TV-MA
  • Ryan Murphy
  • FX
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