Ryan Murphy Teases 'Scary' Season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN
The third season of FX's hit series American Horror Story titled 'Coven' premieres tonight, Wednesday, October 9th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy today teased that the new season will be "a little bit scary, but more fun" than previous installments.
"This is my favorite season that we've done so far," he says. "It's very odd and peculiar and very pop culture-y ... particularly after last year, which was so dark and grim and hard. I loved it, but this year was designed to be a little bit scary, but more fun. I heard a lot last year, 'Oh, we love it, but it's hard to sit through.' So, I wanted this year to be not so hard to sit through, a little bit more light in tone."
Included in the cast will be Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Frances Conroy - and newcomers Patti LuPone, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett.
Speaking on Jessica Lange, who makes her third appearance in the anthology series, Murphy said,
"I think (Jessica) particularly loved that she got to wear St. Laurent heels and makeup after last year. It was something completely different for her," Murphy says. "And she hasn't in her career, because she's such a great dramatic actress, had a lot of occasion to do comedic stuff."
Bates, who will portray historical figure Madame LaLaurie on the show, was a bit leery of the role after Being warned by Murphy. "I said, 'I don't know if you'd ever want to play a character that's eight times worse than your character in Misery,' " he says. "And I just spent the weekend with her, and she says that this part is her favorite part that she's ever played. ... She loves the costume, she loves the arc, she loves the comedy."
Shooting on location in New Orleans was another change for the series. "There's something about that city that's quite magical and quite creepy and scary," he says.
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