Real life sweethearts Evan Peters and Emma Roberts will work
together this fall as cast mates on “American Horror Story: Coven.”
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On June 24, SpoilerTV
posted an audition video for “American Horror Story
: Coven” that was leaked to YouTube which features “Arrow” star Byron Mann auditioning for the role of Dr. David Zhong. However, since the video was uploaded, it has been removed.
According to a report posted earlier today by International Business Times, fans watched the video and described Dr. Zhong interacting with a wealthy woman named Maude off camera. She demands that he inject her with a youth serum he’s been working on. He tells her it’s not ready and she pressures him, saying, “What I need is an infusion of vitality.” But Zhong doesn’t relent.
Could this mean that “Coven” is going to explore the quest for eternal youth?
Maybe, maybe not. The scene in the tape could have nothing to do with the “Coven” plot at all. For the most part, details of the “Coven” story and characters have been kept under wraps.
As previously reported, series co-creator Ryan Murphy said that he missed the Tate and Violet love story element from AHS season one during “Asylum.” So, he was bringing back this Romeo and Juliet style love for season three.
We’re still not clear if this love story will focus on Evan Peters, who played Tate, and his returning co-star, Taissa Farmiga, who played Violet. Or, if Peters, who is the only confirmed male “Coven” cast member thus far, will be having any sort of romantic interest in his real life lady love, Emma Roberts, who is reportedly joining the “Coven” cast as a series newbie.
In addition to casting for Dr. Zhong, AHS is also currently looking for a male college student who is a jerk, according to SpoilerTV and Hank, who will be the blue collar husband of one of the witchy women, according to a May TVLine report.
What else do we know? The story will film in at least three separate locations, with series filming beginning next month in New Orleans. New Orleans is known for its prominent voodoo history and culture. Will we see some spells being served up Cajun style with a side of gator?
There is a fantastic line up of talented “Coven” cast members confirmed thus far in addition to Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga and Emma Roberts. AHS vets Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy are all on board, along with newcomers Patti LuPone, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates and Gabourey Sidibe.
Oh what an eclectic cauldron of chaos these ladies could conjure!
While cast members aren’t letting any plot details slip, they are, most assuredly, all ready for anything! This is “American Horror Story,” after all, and we know from the past two seasons that Ryan Murphy and company are not shy about delivering shocking, sensual, scary stories that are a cut above anything the horror genre on television has ever seen.
We’d better gear up, then, for a cup of witch’s brew that we most likely will never forget …
“American Horror Story: Coven” premieres this fall on FX network.