We have a couple of brief updates on American Horror Story: Hotel for you tonight, so let’s get cracking.
First, and most important, FX have announced that the series will return on Wednesday 7th October.
Secondly, during last weeks Television Critics Association event, showrunners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk were on hand, along with some of the cast, and they confirmed that the new series is inspired by the sinister events of Elisa Lam.
Her story was recently in the news whereby she acted strangely on hotel CCTV by a lift, and she is seen talking to an unseen presence. She was later found dead on the roof of the hotel. You can read more about her story here.
“It is called ‘Hotel’ and it’s set in a hotel,” Murphy said, disclosing that the hotel will be set in downtown L.A. “We deal with a lot of American horrors, [including] addiction.”
Lastly, Madchen Amick (Twin Peaks, Witches of East End) has just joined the cast. Per TVLine, “Twin Peaks” star Madchen Amick (pictured below) will share scenes with Chloe Sevigny’s character. Exec producer Ryan Murphy told the site: “She is playing the mother of a boy who becomes ill, and Chloe plays the doctor.”
Amick joins the already cast Emma Roberts, Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer as Donovan, Finn Wittrock, Sarah Paulson as Hypodermic Sally, Kathy Bates as Iris, Chloe Sevigny, Evan Peters as Mr. March, Wes Bentley, Angela Bassett as Ramona, Max Greenfield, Denis O’Hare, Helena Mattsson, Naomi Campbell and Cheyenne Jackson.