“American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy has been teasing fans about the plot line of the highly anticipated third season … but has the new storyline finally been revealed? Promo photos for Season 3 of the mini-series have begun circulating online and it reveals that the new plot revolves around — Salem witches!
But before “American Horror Story” fans can get too excited, the Season 3 art floating around is actually just speculative fan art.
In January we reported that the third season would be hinted at in episode 10 of Season 2. After watching episode 10, “The Name Game,” fans immediately began throwing around ideas of a season about witchcraft. The thought came about after Screamin’ Jay Hawkins song, “I Put A Spell On You,” was the first song that played on Briarcliff’s new jukebox.
However, some viewers doubt that the new season would take place in Salem because “Asylum” was set in Massachusetts.
What we do know for sure about Season 3 is that cast members from Season 1 and 2 are set to return. Earlier this month Ryan Murphy announced that Taissa Farmiga (Violet from the L.A. Murder House) and Frances Conroy (Moira in the L.A. Murder House / Dark Angel in “Asylum”) would be joining Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe for Season 3.
Currently Season 1 and 2 vet Zachary Quinto has not signed on for the next installment. The “Star Trek” star recently revealed to then Huffington Post that he hasn’t had “any conversations about coming back.”
“At this point I don’t think I will be part of the third season as no one has mentioned it to me and I know that they have been making announcements for the cast,” said Quinto. “Which is fine, when I signed on for the second season, Ryan [Murphy] and I talked about it being a one year commitment and I think just where I am in my work and what I want to accomplish I think it is good to have a little flexibility and a little bit of freedom.”
Season 3 of “American Horror Story” is set to premiere in October 2013.
What are your thoughts about Season 3? Would you like “American Horror Story” to cover witches in its next installment? Sound off in the comments section!