FX has locked down another AHS veteran for American Horror Story: Hotel. Angela Bassett, who previously appeared in both AHS: Coven and AHS: Freak Show, has signed on to star in the show’s 13 episode fifth season.
American Horror Story: Hotel is largely shrouded in secrecy, with the network and the studio thus far refusing to release any plot details for the fifth season of the anthology series.
That being the case, details of Bassett’s character in Hotel are being kept under wraps, though executive producer Ryan Murphy did take to Twitter to say: “In October, Angela Bassett will be making lots of trouble with Lady Gaga in the ballroom and elsewhere.”
Angela Bassett is the latest addition to a growing cast that also includesLady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. Another AHS veteran, Jessica Lange, is not returning for season five.
American Horror Story: Hotel is set to enter production later this Summer in Los Angeles for an October premiere on FX. American Horror Story is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear executive produce.