“American Horror Story” is returning in the fall with its fifth season, subtitled “Hotel.” If you were a fan of Seasons 1 and 2, “Hotel” might be right up your alley, since it returns the focus to being on a place rather than a group of people.
This October, Max Greenfield (like you’ve never seen him) is checking in to the hotel….but not checking out. #AHSHotel
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) May 25, 2015
Here’s what else we know so far.
‘AHS’ series staples check in
Kathy Bates, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress who appeared in both previous seasons “Coven” and “Freak Show,” has joined the series. Details about her role are scarce, but Murphy does tease on Twitter that Bates is “running the hotel.”
On April 24, FX announced Evan Peters was the latest franchise regular to sign on for “Hotel.” Peters has appeared in all five seasons of “American Horror Story,” most recently as the web-handed Jimmy Darling in “AHS: Freak Show.” Little is known about his character at this time other than a little clue tweeted by Ryan Murphy accompanying the announcement.
No Jessica Lange
Sorry, fans. We love Jessica Lange as much as you do, but we’re all just going to have to come to grips with the fact that she’s not going to be a part of “AHS: Hotel.” She told the Paleyfest audience earlier this year, “We’ve had a great run here. I have absolutely
loved doing these four characters that I’ve had the opportunity to play. … but yes, I’m done.”
In lieu of Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story” has added Lady Gaga to
the roster. That’s not to say Gaga is suddenly taking over the lead
part. Smart money is on Sarah Paulson for that (since she’s already kind
of been the co-lead for several seasons). But Mother Monster herself is
joining the cast, in a role that Murphy guarantees will “shock people.”
Some familiar faces
Chloe Sevigny and Wes Bentley are both checking into the “Hotel.” Murphy announced on Twitter that Sevigny (“Asylum”) and Bentley (“Freak Show”) will both be series regulars for Season 5 of “AHS.”
More Murphy alums
In addition to some returning “AHS” actors, it was announced at Paleyfest that frequent Murphy collaborators Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart,” “Freak Show”) and Cheyenne Jackson (“Glee”) will also be joining the “Hotel” cast.
“American Horror Story: Hotel” premieres in October 2015.