After blowing away Academy Award audiences with her Sound of Music medley, Lady Gaga will return to the small screen in a much more terrifying role this October: The singer announced on Twitter that she will appear in the fifth season of FX’s American Horror Story. The Hollywood Reporter takes it one step further, writing that Gaga will “star” in the fifth chapter of the anthology series, which the singer revealed would be called Hotel. “Make your reservation now,” she tweeted.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015
Aside from headline-grabbing cameos in Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Muppets Most Wanted, AHS represents the Born This Way star’s first reoccurring role and the first time where she wasn’t “As Herself” on a television show.
AHS creator Ryan Murphy has often looked to the music world to flesh out his cast: On the Coven season, Murphy recruited Stevie Nicks to portray herself, albeit as a “white witch.” Murphy also recently added Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas to his new Fox series Scream Queens. And a whole gamut of artists have appeared on Glee, which also once featured an entire episode dedicated to Gaga’s music.
Gaga is the first cast member to officially check into Hotel. The Hollywood Reporter writes that AHS vets Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts and Jessica Lange are unlikely to return to the franchise due to other commitments. However, since Roberts and Paulson were both cast in Murphy-led projects – Scream Queens and American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, respectively – the showrunner could play with the schedules to bring them back into the fold.