American Horror Story First Look on Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett in ‘Coven’

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September 14, 2013

Courtesy of, check out the first look images of Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett in American Horror Story season 3, Coven.

Set in New Orleans during the 1830′s era, the series will introduce Bates as society woman named Madame Delphine LaLaurie, a historical figure known for torturing her slaves. Bassett, on the other hand, will play her alter ego Marie Laveau. Her character is described as a royalty in the voodoo world.



The Coven version of LaLaurie, as played by Bates, is equally terrible (she even uses slaves’ blood as wrinkle cream), which makes her an enemy of voodoo queen Marie Laveau (Bassett).

“The history of LaLaurie and the history of the voodoo witches and the Salem witches are entangled throughout the ages,” explains exec producer Tim Minear.