“AMERICAN HORROR STORY” Video: The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans and her appendage

On this season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, subtitled COVEN thanks to a central focus on warring witches, Angela Bassett essays the real-life figure Marie Laveau. A Voodoo practitioner in 1800s New Orleans, Laveau was said to possess the power of divination, as well as own a pet snake named Zombi. This latest promo for the upcoming series posits she was part snake. Whether that’s just the trailers being reliably weird remains to be seen. 

Per FX, American Horror Story: Coven tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over three hundred years have passed since the turbulent days of Salem 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, who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN debuts October 9. Find a second promo, with more Voodoo-ish content, below.

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