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Ryan Murphy Reveals Major 'Coven' Spoilers, Talks Season 4 Details

Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett on Entertainment Weekly cover

Ryan Murphy has been extremely chatty this week, folks. First, he tweeted out an actual picture of the legendary Stevie Nicks on the 'American Horror Story: Coven' set, and now he's not only revealing juicy 'Coven' spoilers, but also discussing details of what to expect from Season 4.

Like I said...SUPER talkative. Not that I'm complaining!

But before I dive into dangerous spoiler territory, let's talk about what we've learned about the fourth season. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy divulged that he will begin dropping hints regarding Season 4 around Episode 11.

However, he still had a few interesting tidbits to share, including the fact that “It’s not contemporary," even adding its possible location: “It’s either going to shoot in New Orleans or it’s going to shoot in Santa Fe.”

So make of that what you will, but just know it won't involve any sort of 'Coven' spin-off, as was previously planned.

“We were starting to break Episode 8 or 9 and we were like, ‘Well, we can’t kill that person off because we need them for the spin-off.’ As soon as those words were said, I was like, ‘There is no spin-off,’ Murphy explains. "Because it took away from the joy of the show. The reason the show is successful is no one is safe ever.”

Okay, and now for some spoilery goodness...

[WARNING: If you have yet to see this week's episode of 'American Horror Story: Coven,' or just hate reading any sort of spoilers in general, then stop reading right now. Major Season 3 plot reveals ahead!]

Denis O'Hare as Spalding in American Horror Story: Coven

Thanks to another recent interview courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, Murphy has been extra generous dishing out some very savory 'Coven'-esque treats. Check out the highlights from the interview below (which are all direct quotes from Murphy himself) and learn all about it...if you dare.

Spalding is dead, but not gone.
"He does come back of course. I think Spalding as a ghostly entity is almost more interesting than real life Spalding because he has many many many secrets. He knows where literally all the bodies are buried. The question is Who is he going to come back to protect?"

More flashbacks are the in the future.
"We’re working on a great one right now that shows you how Madame LaLaurie became Madame LaLaurie. So we’re researching what actually happened to her. How did she go from being this creature to Jeffrey Dahmer? What happened?"

Kathy Bates will become…headless?
"It’s a great episode called 'Head.' Everything is about things that happen in the head. If you saw the cover of Entertainment Weekly [shown above], you can kind surmise what happens to Kathy Bates."

Things will get really interesting throughout the next episode.
"It’s called 'The Sacred Taking.' It’s a tradition that dates back to the Salem days. Sometimes to protect other witches, a witch is allowed to create a sacred act, which is taking her own life. It is about that idea and the question is you know Fiona’s not going to go there on her own accord so the other witches try and get to her a place of trying to do that."

Stevie Nicks may be making a second appearance.
"The great thing is Stevie has some wonderful ideas based on some of her songs so we were like, 'Oh we’re going to use that.' So we’re actually going to try and have Stevie come back and do another episode because she’s so good."

Okay readers, what say you about all these reveals? Hit the comments below and let me know your thoughts!
'American Horror Story: Coven' will return Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10/9c on FX.

- Angela Bassett
- Kathy Bates
- Jessica Lange
- Ryan Murphy
- Denis O'Hare
- American Horror Story
- FX

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Nov 21st, 2013, 9:12 am

Images courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and FX


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