Freak Show Star Wes Bentley Enters American Horror Story: Hotel

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This week started off with the bummer of an announcement that Jessica Lange will not be starring in American Horror Story‘s fifth season, and in fact she revealed that she’s entirely done with the series. But one of her Freak Show co-stars has just checked in, which should soften the blow a bit.

Series creator Ryan Murphy broke the news on Twitter this afternoon that Wes Bentley will star in American Horror Story: Hotel, alongside Lady Gaga. Bentley, who played Edward Mordrake on AHS: Freak Show, will have a much larger role this time around.

It was announced this past weekend that Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson will also star in American Horror Story: Hotel. Bomer briefly appeared on Freak Show, while Jackson will be making his series debut in Season 5.

Kathy Bates and Evan Peters are expected to return this year, though we don’t yet have confirmation on that. Hotel will premiere on FX this coming October.

Could AHS: Hotel be inspired by real-life killer H.H. Holmes? Or perhaps the tragic story of Elisa Lam? Click the links to read our theories!

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