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Learn the Real Voodoo in This “American Horror Story: Coven” Featurette

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This is a cool little promo, much cooler than the multitude of nonsensical teaser images the show blasts at us like an AR-15. There’s a lot about Voodoo that I don’t know. I think like a lot of people, most of my “knowledge” comes from clichéd television and film. I’ve seen fringe religions up close and personal, and even with that knowledge, it turns out I really knew nothing about Voodoo. Check out the video and learn about the heritage, origins, and myths behind the ancient religion and apply your newly learned history to the season premiere of American Horror Story: Coven October 9th.

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.

This season has a remarkable cast, featuring Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Alexandra Breckenridge, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, and Denis O’Hare.

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