FX has set a premiere date for the upcoming third season of “American Horror Story,” subtitled “Coven” and featuring lots of witchy women, headlined by Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett.

The miniseries is currently filming in New Orleans and will run for 13 weeks, ending in January 2014 and the premiere announcement teases this storyline:

Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials 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 (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

This confirms our suspicions that “Coven” revolves around a school for witches — but something tells us this ain’t no Hogwarts. Get ready fans! “AHS: Coven” debuts Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

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