American Horror Story co-creator reveals season three's subtitle

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Mar 17, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

Where will the hit fright anthology take us next?

Season one took on the classic American haunted house, while season took us into a classic madhouse, and now it looks like season three will indeed explore another American horror classic: witches.

At the American Horror Story panel at PaleyFest Friday night, series co-creator Ryan Murphy took the stage with members of the cast and announced that season three will be titled American Horror Story: Coven. This seems to confirm the tease dropped by co-star Dylan McDermott a few weeks back that referred to "the witches of Salem," though Murphy noted that the season would have several "cool" locales, including New Orleans, so don't expect an exclusively Salem story.

“It’s a really cool story we’ve been talking about for a couple of years. So we’re going to do that," Murphy said.

The PaleyFest panel also included a surprise appearance by the show's new co-star, Kathy Bates, which led Murphy to offer up a few thoughts on her character, who he described as "cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs."

"I wanted to see a lot of scenes with Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates going at it,” Murphy said, “so that’s what you’re going to see.”

Murphy also noted that a big theme for this season will be "female power," and that another iconic monster (like season one's "Rubber Man" and season two's "Bloody Face") will be featured. 

American Horror Story: Coven will debut on FX this fall. What do you think of the details so far?

(Via EW)