08/05/2013 09:30 pm ET

Denis O'Hare And Lily Rabe On The Set Of 'American Horror Story: Coven' (PHOTOS)


Production on "American Horror Story: Coven" is fully under way in New Orleans and though we've already seen Jessica Lange, Gabourey Sidibe, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts and Jamie Brewer on set, two more "American Horror Story" alumni have popped up on the set.

Check out Denis O' Hare, who was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as Larry Harvey in Season 1 of "American Horror Story," and Lily Rabe, who played Season 1's Nora Montgomery and the devilish Sister Mary Eunice in Season 2, "Asylum," in costume below.

"American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy and the show's stars have been notoriously tight-lipped about the upcoming third season, subtitled "Coven." But at the Television Critics Association Summer 2013 press tour last week, Lange, returning "Horror Story" co-star Sarah Paulson and newcomers Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett gathered to give some "Coven" scoop.

Paulson announced she'll be playing Cordelia, the daughter of Lange's character Fiona, who's a witch. Executive producer Tim Minear noted that not all of the "American Horror Story: Coven" characters will be witches, despite the title.

"All these women are playing very iconic, very strong female characters," he added. Bassett revealed she joins the show as New Orleans' 1800s Voodoo queen Marie Laveau, while Bates will play, as rumored, 1830s New Orleans socialite and serial killer Madame LaLaurie.

Minear added that unlike "American Horror Story's" psychologically disturbing "Asylum" season, the third season will be a bit more comedic. "The fun quotient is higher this year ... There is a lot of humor and we're embracing a kind of velocity and fun with the series ... I feel that it might be a little more welcoming to an audience," he said, adding, "Some of the bigger themes this year are oppression of minorities of all kinds, and within that idea, minority groups going after each other and doing the work of the larger culture ... While there is a strong feminist theme that runs throughout 'Coven,' there are themes of race and themes of oppression, and themes of family -- especially mothers and daughters."

Though no premiere date has been set, SpoilerTV reports that "American Horror Story: Coven" premieres on October 9 with "Bitchcraft." According to the site, "Coven's" second episode is titled "Boy Parts" and Episode 3 is called "The Replacement."

Check out O'Hare and Rabe on the set of "American Horror Story: Coven" below.

"American Horror Story: Coven" premieres in October on FX.