The new season of American Horror Story has its subtitle, the unveiling of which finally eradicates the need to refer to it as The One About Lady-Power, With All The Ladies except in private, whimsical company. The show’s third outing will be called American Horror Story: Coven, confirming that it will concern witches and that Ryan Murphy has never seen American Movie. Or if he has, he’s not particularly concerned that the people tuning in to see Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates witch it up will confuse the show with Mark Borchardt’s indie-horror opus, especially since no one is pronouncing Coven with a long “O” sound here.
Murphy has also promised that Coven will, like its predecessors, deal with an “institution” as one of the lead characters, noting that they’re filming on location for the first time in New Orleans, and adding that they have “another couple doozy locales” culled from their research into “the really haunted places in America” (one of which is hopefully New Orleans’ famed “Haunted Golf Course”). Anyway, this announcement is already expected to spur scores of tedious rants from self-identified Wiccans, so maybe get your coffee somewhere else for a while.