Friday, June 19, 2015

American Horror Story: Hotel - More Returns/Comic Con Panel News

It's been a while since I've posted any news on American Horror Story: Hotel, mainly because I wanted enough items to be revealed before discussing them all, so here's another blog.

Keeping with the female returns, not only will we have the wonderful Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates along with Chloe Sevigny and Lady Gaga but Angela Bassett will also be a regular this upcoming season. According to Ryan Murphy, it looks like Bassett may be playing a rival singer for Gaga's character as well. Should be interesting.

As for male returns, along with Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson and Matt Bomer, the villain of Freak Show (well, one of them), Finn Wittrock will also be a regular in Hotel. Wittrock's character will be involved in a love triangle with both Gaga and Bomer's characters in the upcoming season. Is there any chance this triangle could involve both Bomer and Gaga wanting Wittrock's character rather than Wittrock and Bomer pursuing Gaga? It would be a lot more interesting to be honest. I said it before but I'm going to say it again - I want at least one likeable/sympathetic gay character this season who's integral to proceedings like we had with Lana Winters before.

Also returning to the fold will be Denis O'Hare, meaning that Asylum will still be the only season not to have featured him. No details on how Denis will factor into Hotel but Murphy has revealed that both Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will be playing villains for the upcoming season and while both Jessica Lange and Emma Roberts are not regulars this year, there's always a chance they may resurface in later episodes. He's also stated that all the main parts are very big this year but that it's also a different tone than previous seasons.

In terms of guest actors, Max Greenfield has also confirmed to be making an appearance this season. The actor best known for his roles on Veronica Mars and New Girl will be checking into Hotel but not checking out. I'm guessing one of the first casualties for the show. Either way, he's another addition to the slew of hunky men that Ryan Murphy is adding to the upcoming season. Meanwhile the series will be sharing a panel with Murphy's other horror anthology series, Scream Queens at Comic-Con next month. Heading up the panel for both shows will be Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer.


American Horror Story: Hotel will air on FX and FOXUK from October. The Comic Con with Scream Queens panel takes places July 12th at 12.30pm.

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