American Horror Story: Coven is part of the horror anthology series American Horror Story. Every season is different but all scary in some way.
American Horror Story usually has a large cast. AHS: Coven includes
Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson as the main witches/voodoo priestesses. It takes place in New Orleans in 2013. There are also flashbacks to different periods of time – starting with the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.
Jessica Lange is Fiona Goode, Supreme of the Coven. Her health is failing because a new Supreme is rising but no one knows who it is yet. Her daughter, Cordelia, is the headmistress of Miss Robichaux’s Academy, a boarding school for young witches.
There has been a truce between the witches and Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Priestess. Angela Bassett portrays Marie Laveau. No one has ever been a better Marie Laveau. Unfortunately, the truce has been broken so there is some fighting between witches and voodoo practitioners. Cordelia is trying to keep the witches together but they fight amongst themselves.
My personal favorite character is Myrtle Snow. How many times can she be burned at the stake and make a grand re-entrance? She’s eccentric and a bit snobby but she is dedicated to Cordelia and the coven.
AHS: Coven is definitely my favorite season of AHS. I’ve watched parts of this season twice. However, I’m struggling to get through AHS: Hotel.
Plus, Stevie Nicks makes a guest appearance. What witch doesn’t love Stevie Nicks?
- Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Foxx
- Taissa Farmiga as Zoe Benson
- Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow
- Evan Peters as Kyle Spencer
- Lily Rabe as Misty Day
- Emma Roberts as Madison Montgomery
- Denis O’Hare as Spalding
- Kathy Bates as Delphine LaLaurie
- Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode
- Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau
- Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie
- Jamie Brewer as Nan
- Josh Hamilton as Hank Foxx
- Alexander Dreymon as Luke Ramsey
- Lance Reddick as Papa Legba
- Michael Cristofer as Harrison Renard
- Leslie Jordan as Quentin Fleming
- Robin Bartlett as Cecily Pembroke
- Danny Huston as the Axeman
- Mike Colter as David
- Riley Voelkel as young Fiona Goode
- Christine Ebersole as Anna-Lee Leighton
- Michelle Page as young Myrtle Snow
- Ameer Baraka as Bastien the Minotaur
- Dana Gourrier as Chantal
- Patti LuPone as Joan Ramsey