On Sunday, Jessica Lange confirmed at PaleyFest in Los Angeles that she will not be performing in the fifth edition of the American Horror Story franchise known as American Horror Story: Hotel. Lange explained in an earlier interview with Entertainment Weekly that American Horror Story was her first major commitment in a long time, it requires a six-month commitment and she wants some time for herself. Many experts believe that the 65-year-old needs a break given that she was the lead in all four seasons.
Marc Sparks says that fans of American Horror Story do not have to worry about the loss of star power. It was also announced at PaleyFest that Cheyenne Jackson, who is well known for his work on 30 Rock and other series and films, has recently signed on to join the cast of AHS: Hotel alongside of Lady Gaga who committed to the project earlier this year. Wes Bentley and Matt Bomer, who were both in AHS: Freak Show, will also be returning.
Little is known about the 13-episode fifth season. Many previous American Horror Story veteran actors informed the media at PaleyFest that they are interested in returning but they are waiting to hear more from creator Ryan Murphy about available roles. The loss of Lange creates an interesting obstacle for Murphy who designed the anthology series as stories that are both standalone and interconnected in some puzzling fashion with one another.No Comments