American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Sarah Paulson will once again feature in the show, only this time she will be a pretty badass character.
Sarah Paulson is checking into “Hotel.” And this season, she’s the baddest bad girl of them all. #AHSSeason5
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 13, 2015
Wes Bentley, who first appeared on the series in Freak Show as Edward Mordrake, will also return as a series regular.
Matt Bomer, who played Andy in Freak Show, and Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock) have joined the cast, although their characters have not been revealed. Kathy Bates and Chloe Sevigny are also returning. Lady Gaga has also cast in the series.
Jessica Lange will not be returning.
Series creator Ryan Murphy has promised to keep details on the next series secret for now, but he did drop hints that Freak Show offered some teases to the new season, most notably that a top hat on Maggie’s (Emma Roberts) coffee cup in Episode 4 was an “arcane” but “purposeful” clue.
Murphy has also revealed that all five seasons are in some way connected.
American Horror Story: Hotel will begin in October on FX.