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The witches are coming, and let's just say they don't come in peace. With the premiere of American Horror Story: Coven quickly drawing near, new information regarding the heavily guarded cast has come forward. The New York Times reports that tonight's episode won't ease the viewer into the macabre world of 21st-century, New Orleans witches. While we weren't expecting a "ho-hum howdy do" greeting (the opening credits alone give us the creeps), we certainly weren't planning on sex, death by sex, rape, drug use, and torture. (Well, actually, this is a Ryan Murphy show, and he's never been one to shy away from extremes.)
Aside from the return of Taissa Farmiga, Sarah Paulson, and Jessica Lange, fresh blood by way of Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, and Kathy Bates will come to play in the school of witchcraft. Roberts' Madison, a bossy Hollywood star, will have her ego handed to her (you can see a glimpse in the trailer, here). Bates will play Madame LaLaurie, a 19th-century witch with a brutal penchant for unorthodox skin treatments (which makes sense that she and Lange's Fiona are paired together, as the latter is obsessed with youth.) Sounds like we've got some blood baths in our televised futures. (The New York Times)