'American Horror Story' Season 3 set in New Orleans - is Kathy Bates Delphine LaLaurie?

frances-conroy-kathy-bates-american-horror-story-season-3.jpg Frances Conroy (left) has been dishing the dirt on "American Horror Story's" third season to Entertainment Tonight, which sparks some speculation on our part as to one of the main Season 3 characters.

"I'll be doing about 10 of the 13 episodes, but beyond that, we don't know anything yet," says Conroy. "I'm waiting to see what's written to see who I'll be playing. I haven't seen any scripts yet, so all I know is that it's going to be in New Orleans and who will be involved."

New Orleans sounds like a great setting for an "evil glamour" and a Romeo & Juliet storyline. But it also has our radar pinging as to Kathy Bates' (right) character.

It was recently revealed that Bates will play a real-life character who is a "bad, bad woman." And one of the worst ladies in New Orleans' history is Delphine LaLaurie.

Marie Delphine LaLaurie, or Madame LaLaurie, was a New Orleans socialite who was discovered to have tortured and killed dozens of black slaves. Her mansion is still standing on Royal Street.

The interesting thing about Bates possibly portraying LaLaurie is that her years in New Orleans as an adult were the early 1800s, with her leaving the city around 1834. So would "AHS" be set in that era?

This is pure speculation on our part, but what do you think, "AHS" fans?
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