The first teaser trailer for the new season of American Horror Story has been released online, and it’s predictably eerie. The bulk of American Horror Story: Coven takes place in New Orleans across multiple time periods, and as the title suggests, the story will be focusing on witchcraft. Kathy Bates plays real life serial killer Madam LaLaurie, a woman who kept slaves captive in her home in the 1800s, and Angela Bassett plays famed voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. This teaser is incredibly brief, but the use of “The House of the Rising Sun” along with the strange imagery is a nice primer for the new season.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer. The series also stars Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, and Lily Rabe. American Horror Story: Coven will premiere on FX this October.