"American Horror Story" undoubtedly had its hits and misses, so fans were pumped when FX President, John Landgraf, promised that season five of the horror anthology, "American Horror Story: Hotel," is a "huge reinvention for the series."
There have been hints about what to expect when the series comes back in October, but what really excites fans are the actors and actresses who are confirmed to be checking in the hotel. According to the latest news, "Twin Peak's" Madchen Amick and "Glee's" Darren Criss are also set to arrive at the haunted hotel.
The cast, along with the show's creators, gamely gave fans a preview on what "AHS'" fifth season will be like. While Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk were, as expected, tight-lipped about where their creation is headed next season story-wise, the cast were more forthcoming.
Lady Gaga will reportedly portray Elizabeth, the hotel's very wealthy owner. According to Murphy, the singer "is a social doyenne who is consumed with art, fashion and people" and has a "nefarious plan" that audiences will immediately discover in the premiere episode.
Finn Wittrock is Tristan Duffy, a male model who "finds his biggest high" in Elizabeth. Cheyenne Jackson plays Will Drake, an alleged fashion icon who just moved from New York. Dennis O'Hare is hotel employee Elizabeth Taylor, a character who has an obsession with the sultry Cleopatra actress. The actor admits to shaving his head and "other body parts – for the part." His character will be working at the hotel's bar with hotel manager, Iris, portrayed by Kathy Bates.
Wes Bentley and Chloe Sevigny are married couple John and Alex Lowe. Bentley is John, a police detective investigating some shocking murders while Sevigny is a doctor.
Angela Bassett is reportedly playing a famous actress named Ramona who has a "real nasty relationship" with Elizabeth and the enamored Tristan. Matt Bomer plays Donovan, a member of the hotel's quartet and someone who has "very interesting relationships with the lady folk in his life."
"AHS" pioneer, Sarah Paulson, will be playing a resident of the hotel and a drug addict. It has been rumored that her character will die next season, a first for the series.
Murphy also confirmed that Madchen Amick will be officially checking in the hotel and will be portraying the mother of Sevigny's seriously ill patient.
On the other hand, Criss is said to be playing Justin, a guest who, along with his girlfriend, crosses paths with Iris.
"American Horror Story: Hotel" is set to receive guests when it premieres on Oct. 7.