American Horror Story: Hotel has a new guest! Chloe Sevigny is checking in as a series regular for the fifth season of the FX anthology series, creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter March 24.
Very excited to announce that Chloe Sevigny returns to the AHS family as a series regular on “AHS: Hotel.”
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 24, 2015
Sevigny will star alongside Lady Gaga (in her first regular TV role), Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Bomer, and Wes Bentley (whose casting Murphy also revealed online) in the new season. This is the actress’ second go-around with AHS — she appeared in the second season of the hit show as a nymphomaniac Briarcliff Manor patient who meets a particularly gruesome end in AHS: Asylum.
She’s not the only American Horror Story veteran to possibly return to the show — Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, and Finn Wittrock told Us Weekly at the show’s PaleyFest panel that they would come back if asked, and at the Women of American Horror Story panel in Hollywood several days later, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Jamie Brewer, Sarah Paulson, Naomi Grossman, Kathy Bates, and Connie Britton all said they’d love to work with Murphy on AHS again too.
“I’m keeping my fingers crossed,” Bates told Us at the March 17 event. “I sure would love to work with Lady Gaga and I’m gonna miss Jessica [Lange] so. I’d like to move on and be a part of the new crew. I hope they announce it soon.”
Britton and Paulson have signed on for the first season of American Crime Story, which will document the O.J. Simpson murder trial, but the women told Us they would also love to work on AHS again.
Paulson, who has starred in every AHS season so far, said she desperately wants to return. “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Ryan Murphy or American Horror Story,” she said, adding, “Wild horses couldn’t keep me [from AHS].”
The new season is set to begin filming in Los Angeles and will return to FX in the fall.