American Horror Story: Coven Will Cast a Spell on You

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Junior Alexandra Coleman takes a break during an off hour to watch the latest episode of American Horror Story: Coven.

Junior Alexandra Coleman takes a break during an off hour to watch the latest episode of American Horror Story: Coven.
Junior Alexandra Coleman takes a break during an off hour to watch the latest episode of American Horror Story: Coven.

The critically acclaimed FX drama American Horror Story has returned to the small screen with its third installment, American Horror Story: Coven. However, instead of asylums, this time the series is tackling witches and voodoo magic in modern day New Orleans.

Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the series has broken down any and all social barriers. Unlike its preceding seasons, however, Coven is now taking a historical route. Murphy and Falchuk are citing specific events and historical figures in order to provide viewers with a much richer experience. The Salem Witch Trials and Madame Lalaurie appear as inspiration and characters for the new season. In fact, the witches on the show are descendants of the witches from the Salem Witch Trials.

Tackling subjects such as slavery and racism, Murphy and Falchuk have truly outdone themselves this season.

“It’s a meditation on race relations in this country. It really is an allegory for any minority group living in our country,” Murphy told reporters following a recent screening of Coven.

Every season of American Horror Story includes the same talented ensemble cast, which includes Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters, taking on new roles. This season some newcomers to the series are stirring the pot, including Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, and Gabourey Sidibe.

Senior Nemo Iroha has seen the past two seasons of American Horror Story and was far from disappointed with the third.

“I love Ryan Murphy for bringing back the same actors from the previous seasons,” said Iroha. “It shows that they are more than capable of playing just one role. I’m really excited to see how the season progresses.”

American Horror Story: Coven can best be described as frightfully fun and indulging. Although the opening credits are quite chilling and hair-raising, I can guarantee that you will not have to watch the series with your blanket and nightlight due to its comedic undertones.

Tune in on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX and be prepared to be enchanted by American Horror Story: Coven.