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[TV] Is Season 3 Of “American Horror Story” About Salem Witches? Perhaps With A Modern Day Twist?

Last week we reported that Kathy Bates had been added to the cast of “American Horror Story: Season 3” as a character that used to be a friend of Jessica Lange’s character, but is now an enemy. Then a few days ago, Murphy spilled “Oh, Kathy’s never [played] someone this bad,” Ryan Murphy revealed to TVLine. “Her [character] is a bad, bad woman! Five times worse than [her] Misery character…When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened. It’s a true event…” True event, huh?

Then at Paleyfest Dylan McDermott spilled, ““She really is. All the witches of Salem…there’s plenty of them!” That’s certainly in keeping with Murphy’s assertions that the season will be a more female-centric story. But what about his comments that Lange will be playing “glamour cat leading lady“. Did they really have those back in the day at Salem? I suppose it’s possible that he’s referring to how she would appear to others within the context of that time – but AHS just got done with a period season, and I was under the impression that they want to do something more modern day this time out. Of course, the “true event” factor sort of doubles back on that – maybe, and I’m just guessing here, there are two timelines in the show? One period and one modern?

Does that sound like something you’d be interested in? Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga will all star.



  • dr.lamb

    Yep, I am interested. Vampires, aliens and zombies are played out for some time, but there is till potential with witches. Bring it on !

  • johnnyrk

    Beyond excited to see how this turns out

  • DarrelDreadful

    Lol @ “maybe, and I’m just guessing here, there are two timelines in the show? One period and one modern?” In season 1 and 2 there were two timelines going on, Im pretty sure that wont change. If this season is about witches then thats interesting, maybe the romance comes along with a love spell? haha j/k With this being AHS I’ll just wait for an official description to come out before I start guessing. Salem witches or not, what will be the true story behind a witch betraying another? There has to be more to it.

  • Joe-Banger

    Im surprised no one made the Lords of Salem reference/joke yet! I hope this next season is about witches! Im sick of zombies, vampires, and aliens! Time for a change. I cant wait till AHS season 3 arrives!

  • Always knew it’s about witches. I don’t think it’s about witches. I KNOW. I mean it should be. Kathy Bates as a witch is going to make me finished. Lol

  • ThunderDragoon

    Okay, if this is really about witches, this will be my favorite season!

  • Erebus Dirge

    Yeah kind of saw that coming with the whole Salem witch thing, it’s such a important part of american-lore.An excellent addition.
    I’m all for the period settings, gives a richer atmosphere to proceedings. Though I’m waiting on an AHS sometime set in the old west, with of course the obligatory Native American curse and other wierd west strangeness.

  • K-Dogg

    This is so ironic after about a week ago DJ Black called it about how fucking McDermot can’t keep his mouth shut, what is this guys major malfunction, can’t some things be left a surprise. Dickhead. Good Call DJ !!!!

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