Just a few short months ago Ryan Murphy announced Season 5 of American Horror Story with a splashy intro from his new star: Lady Gaga. Ever since then, information has been trickling in. Here’s a round-up of everything we know so far and our best guess as to how American Horror Story: Hotel will “radically reinvent” the gruesome FX series.
Chloe Sevigny is returning to the American Horror Story franchise. Today, AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy announced via his Twitter account that Sevigny, who appeared on season two’s Asylum as Shelley, a nymphomaniac who met a gruesome end, would be joining the newest installment, Hotel, as a series regular.
Very excited to announce that Chloe Sevigny returns to the AHS family as a series regular on "AHS: Hotel."
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 24, 2015
Sevigny joins a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, and Cheyenne Jackson.
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American Horror Story Events > 03-15-2014 – American Horror Story Freak Show at PaleyFest 2015
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Jessica Lange announced to screaming fans at the American Horror Story PaleyFest panel tonight, “Yes, I’m done.” She will not be joining Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel, the fifth season of the Emmy-winning FX series next October.
“We’ve had a great run here. I mean, I absolutely love doing these four characters, and in all the madness, I love the writers and Ryan (Murphy) and the insanity of shooting it,” Lange told a full, top to bottom, Dolby Theatre.
During her four seasons on AHS, Lange played a washed-up Southern belle in season one, an acerbic nun in American Horror Story: Asylum, a dominant witch inAmerican Horror Story: Coven and a German carnival ringmaster in last season’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. During her tenure on AHS, Lange won two Emmys, a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her alter egos.
Tonight’s AHS panel closed out this year’s PaleyFest in Los Angeles. Joining Lange (Elsa) tonight on stage at the Dolby were castmembers Finn Wittrock (Dandy Mott), Evan Peters (Jimmy Darling), Denis O’Hare (Stanley), Kathy Bates (Ethel Darling), Michael Chiklis (Dell Toledo) and Sarah Paulson (Bette and Dot Tattler), executive producer Tim Minear as well as new AHS: Hotel cast members Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson. Both worked with AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy previously, Bomer on The Normal Heart and Jackson on Glee.
Bomer said he was still unclear about what character he was playing. “I can’t confirm or deny that there might be a love interest,” he said regarding his character’s connection to Lady Gaga’s. Jackson told the crowd he is not aware of what character he is playing either on AHS: Hotel. Unlike last year’s AHS PaleyFest panel when Murphy (who was a no show this year) confirmed that the actors on stage were returning, Minear and AHS castmembers did not confirm who might be back.
As the cast took the stage, Lange, holding a glass of red wine, was the last to enter. She was welcomed with an earth-shattering scream from the cast and she took a graceful bow toward them.
A fan question asked whether Lady Gaga’s addition to season 5 of AHS: Hotel would convince Lange to stay on the show, to which the actress responded, “What does that mean?”
When asked by a fan if Hotel would be shot here in Los Angeles, Minear’s only response was, “Oh, it will be filmed.” Regarding whether Peters’ character would have another love triangle on Hotel, Minear answered, “We’ll think of something.”
While the cast teased each other and continually laughed at their zany experiences on set from Paulson’s Siamese twin sex scene to Chiklis’ shock over such memories of spotting a sweaty clown-clad John Carroll Lynch, Lange took the time to give a heartfelt shoutout to late actor Ben Woolf who died in February after being hit by a car. “We had amazing people who worked with us,” said Lange, “We got to know people that we wouldn’t normally in our own lives, and that was a blessing for us. If I take away anything, it is that.”
The actress expounded how it was she who suggested the idea to Murphy to set AHS: Freak Show at a carnival. “I always loved the idea of a carnival and traveling troupe. I remember going to dusty small town carnivals as a child and seeing these freak shows. No live freaks, but weird things,” said Lange.
Murphy has mentioned to the press how he leaves clues in the current season which are hints to the following season. The image of a top hat on a coffee cup was not only an homage to the 1935 film Top Hat, but also a wink that season 5 would be set in a hotel like that film. Peters, Paulson and Wittrock told Deadline prior to tonight’s panel that Murphy and co-creator Brad Falchuk always keep the cast in the dark about the ‘next season’ clues and their meanings.
One of many hysterical moments in the panel was when O’Hare explained how he had to sign a nudity rider for a scene he was doing with Chiklis. “We did one take,” said O’Hare then adding, “with Ryan (Murphy), you don’t negotiate. You open the page and say ‘I have to do this now.’”
To which Lange quipped, “Or you can just refuse…”
At which point the cast extended their hand toward her, gesturing in silence the great creative collaboration she had with Murphy and Falchuk on AHS.
Matt Bomer will star opposite Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel, the upcoming fifth installment of FX’s horror anthology series created by Ryan Murphyand Brad Falchuk. The announcement was just made at the end of AHS‘ PaleyFest panel, in which Jessica Lange, star of the the first four installments, officially confirmed that she is leaving the franchise and Cheyenne Jackson too was unveiled as a new cast member.
Bomer will play a lead in AHS: Hotel, with details about his character kept under wraps. Asked about his character’s relation to Lady Gaga’s character, he said, “I can’t confirm or deny that there might be a love interest.”
This marks Bomer’s return to the AHS franchise after a guest starring stint in the most recent Freak Show installment. Bomer has a long history with Murphy – the actor won a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice TV Award for his role in Murphy’s HBO movie The Normal Heart. He also guest starred on Murphy’s Fox series Glee(also co-created by Falchuk) and NBC comedy The New Normal.
This marks Bomer’s first major TV gig since wrapping his six-season starring turn on USA’s White Collar. He will next be seen reprising his role in the Magic Mike sequelMagic Mike XXL.
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Looks like season five has a theme and subtitle. Gaga has tweeted a short teaser video previewing American Horror Story: Hotel. Lady Gaga is joining the American Horror Story family.
The Grammy-winning pop culture icon has been tapped to star in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s FX anthology, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Gaga — aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — will make her series regular acting debut on the fifth season of the horror series. She becomes the first confirmed casting for the next incarnation of the Emmy-nominated drama.
Gaga’s casting (which comes shorty after Oscars tribute to Julie Andrews dominated social media as well as her engagement to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney) is the latest coup for Murphy, who previously persuaded leading ladies including Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates to join his ever-evolving AHS. Gaga also becomes the latest pop icon to join one of Murphy’s shows after former American Idol breakout Adam Lambert nabbed a recurring role on Fox’s Glee.
Details about the premise of season five are being kept under wraps. But the season’s subtitle is typically announced during PaleyFest in March. Her role also comes after Freak Show, the fourth incarnation of the anthology, featured a number of musical performances by cast members Lange, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters.
The premiere event and party for the brand new series of American Horror Story: Freak Show was on Sunday night, and the stars came out to celebrate.
– AHS Events – 10-05-2014 – American Horror Story: Freak Show – Premiere Event
Buzzfeed has just released a trailer for the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show.
We get more of a glimpse into the lives of the performers, as well as getting to see the antagonist of this season.