‘American Horror Story’ Season 5 Checks Evan Peters Into ‘Hotel’
American Horror Story: Hotel may end up feeling tonally different from its predecessors, but the cast seems more familiar then ever. Despite a bit of initial uncertainty, franchise veteran Evan Peters has officially been confirmed for American Horror Story Season 5, and we’ve even got his Hotel room number.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Ryan Murphy confirmed Peters’ addition over Twitter, making Hotel the fifth entry for the X-Men: Days of Future Past star. Along with Sarah Paulson, Peters has now been present in at least some capacity through every season.
Taking Murphy’s words at face value, we can likely consider Peters a “guest” of the hotel, and potentially therefore a guest star, rather than series regular. Still unconfirmed is whether Peters will have a larger part returning for X-Men: Apocalypse, which was initially thought to affect his availability for American Horror Story.
In addition to Paulson, Peters joins a Hotel cast that thus far includes returning Coven alum Kathy Bates, Asylum star Chloe Sevigny, Freak Show guests Wes Bentley and Matt Bomer, along with new additions Cheyenne Jackson and Lady Gaga. FX boss John Landgraf described American Horror Story Season 5 as an “unusually large reinvention” of the series, while Jessica Lange confirmed her exit, and series stars Denis O’Hare has given an optimistic outlook on appearances.
Season 5 production on American Horror Story: Hotel will commence in California later this summer, but what other past series stars will check in for the FX horror drama’s fifth run?