Witches will be casting their sexy spells over New Orleans in American Horror Story Season 3

We now have the title and theme for American Horror Story's third season: Coven. Ryan Murphy will be taking his regular AHS players and a few new faces down to New Orleans, where they'll be up to plenty of magical hijinks.

Actress Francis Conroy teased the witchcraft plot a few days ago, but, thanks to TV Overmind's report from PaleyFest, we now know it will be the upcoming season's main theme. Conroy will rejoin Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Taissa Farmiga, along with new cast member Kathy Bates as Lange's former best friend and current nemesis.

Murphy also mentioned on the PaleyFest panel that he's thinking of creating a "companion piece" to AHS, though he wouldn't elaborate on it, and that he's been considering a vampire season of AHS. We love American Horror Story and we love a good vampire tale, but would Murphy take us in a different enough direction to really give a vampire season teeth?

The new season of American Horror Story begins in October.

[TV Overmind]