Bassett joins Gaga, Kathy Bates and Chloe Sevigny in the cast of the latest 'American Horror Story'
Angela Bassett is the latest actor to join Lady Gaga in the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel.
Bassett, who played voodoo witch Marie Laveau in Season Four of the horror anthology series, Coven, and exotic dancer Desiree Dupree in Season Five, Freak Show, will return for the next instalment in a currently unspecified role. Each season of American Horror Story introduces a new setting and characters, but the show’s creative team are keeping details about Season Five, Hotel, closely under wraps.
The show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter earlier today (March 24) to announce Bassett’s casting, teasing that she and Lady Gaga will be “making lots of trouble” during the upcoming season.
Kathy Bates, Chloe Sevigny, Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart, White Collar), Wes Bentley (American Beauty, The Hunger Games) and Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Behind The Candelabra) are also confirmed to be appearing alongside Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel. However, fan favourite Jessica Lange – who has played key roles in all four previous seasons – has confirmed that she won’t be returning for Season Five.
Lady Gaga announced in February that she will be starring in Season Five, and revealed its title: American Horror Story: Hotel. The new season is set to begin on US cable network FX this October (2014). It will be Gaga’s first TV acting job following small supporting roles in the films Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. She also appeared as herself in last year’s Muppets Most Wanted.