Lady Gaga will play ‘wealthy hotel owner’ Elizabeth in new season of ‘American Horror Story’

"She is a social doyenne consumed with art and fashion," says show creator Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy has revealed the first details of Lady Gaga’s role in the upcoming season of American Horror Story.

The singer-actress announced in February that she will be starring in season five of Murphy’s anthology series and revealed its title: American Horror Story: Hotel. Since then she has been joined by an impressive company of castmates, including Kathy Bates, Chloë Sevigny, Matt Bomer, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock and Max Greenfield.

Speaking about Gaga at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills on Friday (August 7), show creator Murphy said that Gaga’s character is called Elizabeth and that she owns a hotel.

“She owns the hotel and she is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people,” he said. “She has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode that plays out over the course of the season.”

Gaga will begin filming tomorrow (August 10).

Murphy previously discussed Gaga and her character at Comic-Con in San Diego earlier this year. “Part of her role involves fashion,” Murphy teased in June, before recalling that Gaga had told him she wants to be “evil” in the show. Read more here.

American Horror Story favourite Jessica Lange won’t be appearing in Hotel, but the multi award-winning actress has recently confirmed that she is open to returning to the American Horror Story franchise in the future.

American Horror Story: Hotel is set to debut on US cable network FX this October. 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.