FX Network has released a new “American Horror Story: Hotel” teaser, and it is kicking off the show’s typical extended hype campaign ahead of its October premiere.
In the 10-second teaser, Lady Gaga checks into the hotel. While there is no information about her character as of yet, the silver-clad hand is adorned with long, sharp nails.
The teaser comes a day after the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, spoke at Fox’s Comic-Con panel about Lady Gaga’s casting. Murphy explained that while he receives a lot of phone calls from actors wanting to be on the show, when Gaga wrote him about the role, Murphy said, “I responded YES – CAPS CAPS CAPS.”
Then, she called Murphy. “The best words you can ever hear are, ‘Please hold for Gaga.’ She was lovely. She told me she had an acting background. She told me she wanted to play someone evil. I said, ‘OK, you came to the right place.'”
“American Horror Story: Hotel” will be the fifth season of FX’s show. Confirmed returning cast members include Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Matt Bomer, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny and Evan Peters.
The previous seasons of the horror anthology were titled, “Murder House,” “Asylum,” “Coven” and “Freak Show.” Each season follows different characters at different locations — the first season aired on October 5, 2011.
Last season, FX released various promos leading up to the “Freak Show” premiere revealing the season’s characters. Fans can anticipate the same for the upcoming season.