Well, this could get quite interesting. Show creator Ryan Murphy announced on his Twitter account today that the legendary Stevie Nicks would be paying a visit to the Coven.
Guess who’s visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) November 12, 2013
This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. In the beginning of the season, we meet a witch by the name of Misty Day, who is played in the series by Lily Rabe, who is quite obsessed with the Fleetwood Mac singer, who she refers to as the White Witch. Throughout the series, she consistently expresses her connection not only with the singer, but with the lyrics of her music.
Murphy told EW that he has always been a fan of her music, and immediately connected her with Misty’s character.
“When we got to this witch idea, I thought, if you’re Misty and you have grown up alone and you don’t know any other witches, there’s one witch you probably would know and that’s Stevie Nicks,” Murphy explained. “So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, ‘I want to use you in the show.’ But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, ‘Aw f—, let’s just do it. OK, I love it.’”
In one of Misty’s first real scenes in the show, which came in Episode 2 entitled ‘Boy Parts’, she confronts a bunch of alligator poachers who have a number of gators strung from the trees. When one of them pulls a gun on her, she brings one of the gators back to life, and it bites the man in the arm rendering him useless. Then, she brings the other back, and terror and bloodshed ensue. This was all done to the Fleetwood Mac song ‘Edge of Seventeen’
This would not be the first time and probably far from the last time that we will hear a Fleetwood Mac song during an episode of American Horror Story: Coven. Wherever Misty goes, her white witch is always with her.
It is unknown at this point when Nicks will appear in the series, or in what capacity she will be involved; however, there is one thing we know for certain. It will almost undoubtedly be in a capacity related to Misty Day.
American Horror Story: Coven airs on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. on FX.