The rumors were true: Stevie Nicks will be coming to American Horror Story: Coven. With the popularity of the hit FX show rising each week and the fact that Ryan Murphy seems to have some magical power convincing any person on Earth to guest star for his shows, the announcement was not all that surprising (although nonetheless exciting!).
"Guess who's visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!" Murphy wrote on his Twitter this morning.
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Considering American Horror Story's jump in ratings from previous seasons as well as its increasing popularity, it comes as no surprise that FX has decided to renew the horror anthology - they just made it official.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions released a statement regarding the announcement:
"Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers... and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better."
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You know that a series is brilliant when a former cast member who's currently the star of her own show openly announces how much she'd love to return to said show. Amirite?
Such is the case for Connie Britton, who recently told Rolling Stone that she'd fly down to New Orleans for a guest role on American Horror Story: Coven at the drop of a (witch) hat.
"I've actually have been talking to them this season, because they're down in New Orleans and I'm in Nashville. [I've] said, 'Okay, let's see if we can try to figure this out...' I'm like, 'I'll put that [pointy hat] on and jump on a plane and go to New Orleans.' Yes, I would do that. As long as we can figure it out with both productions, I'm in. I hope it happens."
In the hit FX show's first season, Britton played Vivien Harmon, the wife whom Dylan McDermott's character cheated on, prompting their fateful move to the haunted house to repair their relationship.
+ Octavia Spencer has been cast as the lead for the upcoming NBC remake of Murder, She Wrote. While on the one hand I'm rejoicing that there's one more woman of color starring in a network program, I can't help but worry that TV is going to fall into Hollywood's current habit of incessantly choosing to produce remakes over original shows.
+ Speaking of unoriginal television, it has only been 7 years since Charmed aired its final episode, but apparently executives over at CBS think that it should already be rebooted. I guess perhaps this is the price we pay for American Horror Story: Coven being so damn good.
+ Apparently people are still tuning into MTV shows, because the former music video network has renewed Catfish for another season. I suppose it beats putting out another show involving teenagers and their unplanned pregnancies.
(American Horror Story: Coven spoilers after the jump!)
Just as American Horror Story: Coven has gotten you hooked and incessantly wondering how it's possible that each season of the show gets better than its predecessor, Jessica Lange drops the disparaging news that she'll be bowing out of the hit FX show after next season.
“I’ll do one more season. That’ll be it,” the two-time Academy Award winner said.
Here's to hoping that co-creator Ryan Murphy is correct in recently stating, “Every year, [Jessica Lange] says, ‘OK, that’s my last one.’"
In the meantime, Lange is enjoying her stay in New Orleans, where production for the horror anthology - which airs Wednesday nights on FX - continues: "[New Orleans] has this extraordinary ability to live in the past and the present. Time kind of melds. I don’t know any other place like that."
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While the end of summer means saying farewell to True Blood, it also means that American Horror Story is nigh! So as not to make you forget what time of the year it is, the publicity team at FX unveiled a teaser poster for the third season, which centers on witches in modern-day Salem.
Is it just me, or does this remind you of True Blood's season one teaser posters?
American Horror Story: Coven - which will see the return of favorites Jessica Lange and Taissa Farmiga as well as the arrival of Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett - premieres on FX on October 9.
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Emma Roberts is set to join the cast of American Horror Story: Coven.
The 22-year-old actress - whose Fox pilot Delirium was not picked up - is close to signing a deal to star in the third season of Ryan Murphy's FX drama alongside her boyfriend Evan Peters, according to TVLine. Emma will join fellow newcomers Kathy Bates and Gabourey Sidibe and returning castmembers Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.
Although it will focus on witches, Ryan recently promised the third season of the show will be more upbeat than before. "It's a really cool story that we've been talking for a couple years, and this seemed to be the year to do it. What season three is about is more historical in nature. I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance. That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. You're going to see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. I think as a person right now I do feel lighter and wanting to embrace something a little bit more fun," he said.
Kathy Bates has joined the cast of American Horror Story.
The Misery actress will star in the third season of the show as the frenemy of Jessica Lange's character, and creator Ryan Murphy promises she will be a "bad, bad woman":
"Oh, Kathy's never [played] someone this bad. Her [character] is a bad, bad woman! [The character is] five times worse than [her] Misery character -- which is why she liked it. When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened. It's a true event ... You'll see. It's some good stuff."
Kathy revealed late last year she was looking forward to returning to work after taking time off to undergo a double mastectomy following her breast cancer diagnosis: ''After much consideration, I underwent a double mastectomy. Luckily, I don't have to undergo radiation or chemo. My family call me Kat because I always land on my feet and thankfully this is no exception. My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time. I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love."
Jessica Lange won't be the only actress returning for another season of nightmares for American Horror Story.
Series creator Ryan Murphy announced through Twitter that Lily Rabe has signed on for the FX show's season three in the Fall. "So thrilled to announce Lily Rabe is onboard for American Horror Story Season Three! So talented, love her!" he wrote.
Taissa Farmiga from season one will also be back, as well as Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.
Murphy has yet to announce what the title of the next season will be, though he has said that it is "really about female power" and that it will take place in several cities.
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"I can't watch it at night and I'm on it... There are some people who like to be scared and I understand that, but I am not one of those individuals. I like to cozy up with a nice book and a bath and a teddy bear. I am not interested in being terrified before I go to sleep."
- American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson reveals that she can't watch her own show at night.
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