Must-See: Angela Bassett Plays Witch in 'American Horror Story' Trailer

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The two-time Tony Award winner plays a witch in the chilling FX series.

Angela Bassett makes sorcery look good in the newly released trailer for FX's American Horror Story: Coven.

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Set 300 years after the Salem Witch Trials, the dark series centers around witchcraft in New Orleans. The clip, titled "Initiation," gives fans a tantalizing preview of what the show has in store for its fall return.

Bassett moves in a new direction with her character, playing Marie Laveau, the leader of a coven. The actress' role is mirrored after the real-life 19th century voodoo practitioner of the same name.

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American Horror Story: Coven airs October 9th on FX. Take a look at the trailer and let us know if you'll be tuning in.

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