Angela Bassett Joins ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

Creator Ryan Murphy announced the series regular’s return for the show’s fifth season

Last Updated: April 30, 2015 @ 2:00 PM

Angela Bassett will join the cast of “American Horror Story: Hotel,” the show’s creator Ryan Murphy tweeted on Thursday.

Other cast members include Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Chloe Sevigny, Alexander Skarsgard and Michelle Pfeiffer.

“American Horror Story: Hotel” is the fifth season of the successful FX horror show. Described as an anthology series, it follows a different story and characters with each season. The first season was set in a haunted house, Season 2 centered on an asylum, the third season was based on a coven of witches and Season 4 was set within a freak show.

Bassett recently starred in “Olympus Has Fallen” and “Green Lantern,” and is currently filming a project titled “London Has Fallen.”

The 13-episode season is set to premiere mid-October on FX.

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