We're less than a month out from the premiere of American Horror Story: Coven and we have the official plot synopsis for the first episode. Titled Bitchcraft, the episode will air on October 9th at 10:00pm on FX:
"A young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo."
The episode was written by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Here's the previously released official series synopsis:
“Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.”
The cast of American Horror Story: Coven includes Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti LuPone, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, and Jamie Brewer. A late addition to the cast is Danny Huston, who is said to play Jessica Lange’s “sexy (and dangerous)” boyfriend on Coven. Thirteen episodes are planned and we’ll see a lot more of the upcoming season later this month.