Have there been many details revealed so far about “American Horror Story: Coven”? Not really. The FX series has been preparing for some time to launch its exciting third season, and it appears like one of the priorities in an effort to properly do that is by clamming up, and not really telling anyone much of anything (especially reporters).
While at TCA Friday to promote the show, the biggest news that broke is that Sarah Paulson is going to be playing the daughter of Jessica Lange’s character. This is a nice twist from the two being enemies-turned-friends at the end of “American Horror Story: Asylum,” or as we like to call it, that show with great ideas that went completely off the rails. While the following details may not be so heavy on the spoilers, they are definitely still worth noting.
1. There is actually the potential for more “fun” to be had this year, whatever that is supposed to mean.
2. “Oppression” is one of the biggest themes that is currently being explored.
3. You likely already knew this, but New Orleans is the primary setting, which is extremely appropriate given the number of witches involved here.
4. Angela Bassett’s role is actually based on a real, and “iconic,” person within the Louisiana town.
While this doesn’t pertain to the new season, Kathy Bates did also decide to rip NBC a new one during the panel, trashing them for, in her mind, giving all of the older viewers who watched “Harry’s Law” the finger just because they weren’t in their target demo:
“I think they treated us like s**t. They kicked us to the curb. I think they disrespected our 7 to 11 million viewers every week and I think they’re getting what they deserve.”
Boom. She does have a point, but then again, so does NBC. The 18-49 system is just what advertisers go by in this day and age, and you almost have to blame them even more than the network for saying that the “Harry’s Law” data was invalid, and there was not a demand to support the show with monetization.
We will have more on “American Horror Story: Coven” in the coming days, but for now be sure to click here if you want to read a little bit more news about what the writers have in store.