FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven“ has added two Hollywood legends for its third season.
Co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murpy announced via Twitter that Oscar nominee Angela Bassett (Boyz n the Hood, Malcom X, Strange Days), pictured above, and Patti LuPone (Witness, Driving Miss Daisy), below, have joined the Coven.
They star next to Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Gabourey Sidibe with the third season premiering this October.
The new season will revolve around a coven of witches. READ MORE
While we already know that many of the previous cast will be returning, the Hollywood Reporter has a newcomer for FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven“.
Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), pictured below, has been added to the cast of the third season of the FX anthology series, showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed Monday.
“Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Coven,’” Murphy tweeted.
Sidibe joins a cast that includes new addition Kathy Bates and returning players Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.
Details on just whom Sidibe are being kept under wraps. The new season revolved around a coven of witches. READ MORE
A big of non-news for those who are as obsessed with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s “American Horror Story” as I am.
FX announced today that the third season, titled “American Horror Story: Coven,” will debut once again this Halloween “per tradition”. There will be no shift in dates, so expect it to split up once again through the holidays.
Series creator Ryan Murphy recently made the announcement that actress Kathy Bates will be going head-to-head with Jessica Lange for this installment.
Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters also return to the series that (obviously) tells the tale of a coven of witches.
What would you guys like to see new or done differently with the next season?
Last night at Paleyfest creator Ryan Murphy announced that “American Horror Story: Season 3″ is now called “American Horror Story: Coven”. I’m sure we can expect plenty of the narrative non-sequiters we’ve come to expect along with lots of weird sexuality and general batshittery. And I’m stoked!!!
The only thing I’m still curious about it the time period, when does the main storyline take place? I’m dying for something present day again for some reason. We also know that the season will be more “female centric”, which I’ve got no problem with. And that Kathy Bates’ character will be more evil that anyone she’s ever playing, including Annie Wilkes, which I’m also OK with.
Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga will all star. It will shoot in New Orleans and air on FX.
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.
So far the casting for “American Horror Story: Season 3″ has mainly consisted of series vets coming back for another round. So it’s sort of refreshing to see some new blood make its way into the show (as much as I like the established cast). Per TVLine, Kathy Bates (Misery, Titanic) will be joining the series as a nemesis to Jessica Lange’s character, “Bates will play the best friend of Lange’s new character, who turns into her enemy.”
That’s certainly in keeping with creator Ryan Murphy’s feisty remarks that this will be a female-centric season with Lange in the center as some kind of ““glamour cat leading lady.” That’s fine by me. I preferred seeing outrageous characters in normal confines in the 1st season and thought that the 2nd season suffered by providing a crazy context for its crazy characters. Let them loose, I say.
Newcomer Bates joins returning cast members Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga. As previously reported, Season 3 will be more female centric and will have a love story in its dark, black and likely stunningly random, heart.
The casting for “American Horror Story: Season 3″ continues chugging along, this time with AHS vet Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”) back in tow. I really like how this is sort of a troupe, the setting may change but the performers are more or less consistent.
As he is wont to do, Ryan Murphy proclaimed on Twitter, “ Thrilled to announce the legendary Frances Conroy is on board for next season’s American Horror Story.”
She joins returning cast members Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga. As previously reported, Season 3 will be more female centric and will have a love story in its dark, black and likely stunningly random, heart.
“American Horror Story: Asylum just wrapped up but it seems like there’s no momentum lost headed into “American Horror Story: Season 3″. Lily Rabe is the latest established cast member to reprise her relationship with the series.
Ryan Murphy proclaimed on Twitter, “ So thrilled to announce Lily Rabe is onboard for American Horror Story Season Three! So talented, love her!
She joins returning cast members Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga. As previously reported, Season 3 will be more female centric and will have a love story in its dark, black and likely stunningly random, heart.
While we’ve already taken a look back at the now concluded “American Horror Story: Asylum,” FX has now released an inside look at the show’s season finale.
“Peek through the doors of Briarcliff one last time and go “Inside The Asylum” for a look behind the epic conclusion of “American Horror Story’s” memorable second chapter.”
In Episode 2.13 “Madness Ends,” “Johnny sets out to complete his father’s work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.” It was written by Tim Minear; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. READ MORE
As I continue to struggle through the bland and ominous season finale of “American Horror Story: Asylum,” FX has released a behind-the-scenes look at episode 12, “Continuum,” which aired last week.
In “Continuum”, which aired January 16, “A deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude’s (Jessica Lange) chance of release from Briarcliff. Grace’s (Lizzie Brocheré) obsession with the aliens turns violent.”
It was written by Ryan Murphy and directed by Craig Zisk. READ MORE
Ok, considering the photo above I suppose you already guessed. With “American Horror Story: Asylum concluding tonight it’s never too early to start talking about next season. We already know that “American Horror Story: Season 3″ will feature returning cast members Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. But in some great news it appears as if Taissa Farmiga is in talks to leap back into Murphy land.
Ryan Murphy proclaims (via EW), “ “I missed her this season. There wasn’t really a role for her. I feel very protective of her and I didn’t want her to go back into the loony bin—it was too dark. So I thought well ‘I want Taissa to be one of the leads next year.’ I called her up and pitched her the character for the season and she loved it and she said, ‘Yes let’s do it.’ So we’re in negotiations for her to headline season 3.”
Express your enthusiasm within.
Detroit electronic artist Blue Stahli‘s song “Takedown” was featured in last week’s episode of American Horror Story, “Continuum”. You can listen to the track below.
Blue Stahli also just released his latest album Antisleep Vol. 3 (iTunes). As a treat for fans, he is offering a free download of his mashup of his own track “Atom Fever” and Fever Ray‘s “The Wolf”. You can snag the download below. READ MORE
With “American Horror Story: Asylum concluding next Wednesday it’s (apparently) time to start discussing “American Horror Story: Season 3″ (I’m sure the new subtitle will come later). There was a press screening of this season’s last episode tonight. In Episode 2.13 “Madness Ends,” “Johnny sets out to complete his father’s work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.” Written by Tim Minear; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
But the juicy part came during the Q&A, in which Ryan Murphy spilled some details (per THR) regarding next year’s season. First off? Sarah Paulson (pictured above) and Evan Peters (pictured inside) will be returning.
Want more details? Including hints at the time period and setting? There’s more inside… READ MORE
“American Horror Story: Asylum concludes next Wednesday night with the season finale! How will it all come together? Any guesses?
Episode 2.12 “Continuum” just aired so now we have the teaser for the finale, 2.13 “Madness Ends,” in which “Johnny sets out to complete his father’s work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.” Written by Tim Minear; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Airs January
It airs next Wednesday, January 23, 10:00 pm e/p. Head inside for the teaser! READ MORE
While I loved the first season, I’m not up to speed on “American Horror Story: Asylum so I apologize for the lack of commentary on this promo – I avoided watching it.
Episode 2.11 “Spilt Milk” just aired so now we have the teaser for Episode 2.12 “Continuum’.
In it, “A deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude’s chance of release from Briarcliff. Grace’s obsession with the aliens turns violent. ”
The episode is written by Ryan Murphy and directed by Craig Zisk and airs next Wednesday, January 16th. Head inside for the teaser!
I had no idea “American Horror Story: Asylum was back already!
Having just aired, we’ve scored the after episode promo for next week’s 2.11 “Spilt Milk”.
In it, “Grace brings Kit devastating news about the aliens’ experiments on Alma. Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor. The Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.”
Only on FX every Wednesday, the episode is written by Brad Falchuk and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. READ MORE
This essay is a [now belated] Christmas present written for all you young bastards out there. First off, I know many of you aren’t actually bastards. I use the term as a sign of fake-tough guy affection. Because deep down, we are all fake tough guys. That’s why we watch horror films.
But maybe some of you are too young to watch horror films. Stupid mom won’t let you and you don’t have a dad (again, I understand that you probably have a dad). I used to be in your boat. My mom wouldn’t let me watch any horror films until I was about fourteen years old. While most kids pretended to get lost in the video store so they could ogle the porn room, I spent my video story visits pretending to be lost so I could stare at VHS box art in the horror section, which admittedly had its fair share of boobs, as well.
I had a serious horror film itch, and there were only two methods by which I could scratch it. One was to stay the night with friends, since most of them lacked mothers as lame and draconian as mine. Unfortunately, this rarely worked out. Most of my friends had no interest in horror films or had already seen them before too many times. I saw Halloween 4 and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 by this method, but that’s about it.
Fortunately there was method two: Television. Granted, this wasn’t good for horror films but it worked wonders for horror itself because mom couldn’t monitor everything I watched. Plus, she figured if it was on TV, it had to be suitable for children. READ MORE
FX has just wrapped another episode of “American Horror Story: Asylum,” taking us into break until 2013! Below we have the promo for next year’s return, episode 0.10 “The Name Game.” What’s next for Bloody Face and the alien invasion? Find out soon!
In the episode airing Wednesday, January 2 on FX, “The Monsignor confronts the Devil. Dr. Arden’s experiments reach a shocking conclusion. Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit.” Written by Jessica Sharzer; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Watch the episode below and talk about what you thought of tonight’s episode. READ MORE
“The Walking Dead”, “Dexter”, “American Horror Story”, “True Blood”. Horror is almost more popular on TV these days than it is in cinemas. There’s something about the small screen that seems to “legitimize” the genre for casual viewers. Maybe it’s an ingrained expectation that television’s historically strict standards and practices will save them from the nasty bits (which is of course no longer true in the days of HBO and AMC), or perhaps it’s just the simple equation that smaller screen = less scary.
My mom had to be a subscriber to at least one of these theories because she let me watch “Werewolf” at an exceedingly young age. I can even remember her enabling my efforts to get from where I was to where I needed to be to watch it. I had to see it. The funny thing is, I’m pretty sure I was sort of bored by it – I only really remember getting excited when the wolf was onscreen, which wasn’t very often. But I was so addled by my love of An American Werewolf In London that, if it had werewolves in it, I was glued to the screen.
The show ran for 28 episodes on Fox from 1987-1988. I was too young to retain any real specifics, but the internet tells me that it was similar to “The Fugitive” in structure – so it has that going for it! If nothing else, the werewolf design is actually decent.
Head inside to check out a few teasers!! READ MORE
The Angel of Death (played be the always amazing Frances Conroy) carried last week’s episode on her big, beautiful black wings. It would’ve been entertaining without her glorious presence, but because she makes everything better, you can’t argue how much better she made that episode. This week, she’s gone, and her absence has left a dark angel sized hole in my heart. Thankfully, Ian McShane has come to town, and he successfully manages to add some much needed Christmas cheer to this week’s episode. More after the break!
Without question the life-force behind the “American Horror Story” franchise is star Jessica Lange, who completely transformed herself for the ongoing second season where she plays a nun in a mental asylum.
And though FX has already announced that Lange is sticking with “American Horror Story” for season three, she admitted to Examiner that the extent of her involvement still depends on the specifics of the storyline and the character. She has yet to have time to really give thought to what she’d want to do next season. Stay tuned for confirmation… and know that without her, there really is no “AHS”.
“American Horror Story: Asylum” airs on FX on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m.
Last week I reported that they’ve dressed guest star Ian McShane (Deadwood, Sexy Beast) as Santa for tonight’s “American Horror Story: Asylum“. And now we’ve got some better pictures of the lonely looking guy. is gonna get. Episode 2.08 “Unholy Night” airs tonight.
In the episode, “A murderous Santa wreaks havoc on Briarcliff. Sister Jude faces off with the Devil.. Meanwhile Arden has a shocking encounter in the Death Chute.” Written by James Wong; directed by Michael Lehmann.
Head inside for the pics and a look at the teaser! READ MORE
This week the Pet Sock dudes take on American Horror Story.
New to “Pet Sock”? Check out the old ones here. READ MORE
Man, do we have a news-O-rama episode for you creeps this week!
We look at the first half of this season’s “The Walking Dead”, along with the incredible “American Horror Story: Asylum” and the soon-to-be-defunct “666 Park” (R.I.P.). We also take a look at the new Alfred Hitchcock box set, laugh at the hilarious Thankskilling 3 trailer, chat about what Saw and Insidious‘ James Wan is up to, and much more!
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