American Horror Story Season 3 starts on October 9... and I am here to claim victory in terms of locale.
So all you Salem'ites did correctly pick up on the inclusion of details from the witchy aspects of Salem...In case you don't know much beyond the "American Horror Story" season 3 premiere, here's the deal with "Coven." It's set in New Orleans, tied with Salem, Massachusetts for the scariest city in the country (no, I don't have a source on that). And it features a bunch of witches who moved to New Orleans from Salem...
... but the real setting for the show is New Orleans.
BWA HA HA!!!!! This is like winning "Nothing" in the Scrapple bottle lotto!!!! Wheee!!!!
Returning cast: Lily Rabe, Francis Conroy, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Jessican Lange
new cast: Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe
note: the article has mild spoilers, if you bother to read it.