The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress previously appeared in “AHS: Coven” and “AHS: Freak Show.” She joins previously announced stars Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloë Sevigny.
Ryan Murphy released the news first on his official Twitter account.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 8, 2015
Bates starred as Ethel Darling, a bearded lady, in the fourth season the anthology series. She played Madame Delphine LaLaurie in season three, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. She previously won an Oscar for her role as psychotic nurse Annie Wilkes in “Misery.”
Bates is currently in production on Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s comedy “Michelle Darnell.”
Production of the 13-episode Hotel will begin in Los Angeles in late summer, and will air on FX in October. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.