Matt Bomer Checks into ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ But Jessica Lange is Done

By March 16, 2015

The next season of “American Horror Story” is already kind of a big deal since Lady Gaga was revealed to be starring, but now one more face has joined the cast.

The fifth season of the anthology series is called “American Horror Story: Hotel” and joining the international pop star this season will be Matt Bomer, star of the HBO film The Normal Heart, which was directed by series creator Ryan Murphy.

Bomer has also collaborated with Murphy on two of his other television series as well with appearances on “Glee” and the short-lived “The New Normal.” But this will be his first collaboration on a non-comedy series with Murphy. You might also know Bomer from his work on the show “White Collar,” which is one of those shows on USA that you can’t tell apart from the others.

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story

However, this addition of a new cast member comes with news of a familiar face to the “American Horror Story” series departing the show. Jessica Lange has been in all four seasons of the horror anthology show on FX, but now she’s finally done. Lange confirmed she won’t be appearing in anymore seasons of the show (at least for now). Lange told the crowd at PaleyFest (via TV Line):

“Yes, I’m done. We’ve had a great run here…I absolutely loved doing these four characters.”

So Lange’s legacy will just have to live on in the previous seasons of the show. In the meantime, another actress has joined in an unknown role in the show with TV Line also adding that Cheyenne Jackson, of “30 Rock” and “Glee,” has landed a part. As usual, details are sparse on this new season, but hopefully we’ll find out more as the start of production this summer, and the fall premiere, gets nearer.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.