It looks like American Horror Story: Hotel may have an all-new cast after all. Ryan Murphy announced Wes Bentley has joined the cast as a series regular. Bentley joins the previously announced Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson.
"Thrilled to announce Wes Bentley will be a series regular on AHS: Hotel," Murphy tweeted.
Now Bentley isn't completely new to the American Horror Story universe. The Hunger Games star appeared in season four, AHS: Freak Show, as Edward Mordrake. He guest starred in three episodes. Bomer also appeared in Freak Show.
Jackson and Bomer's involvement in the show was announced the PaleyFest panel after Emmy and Oscar winner Jessica Lange announced she would not be returning.
"Yes, I'm done," Lange told the audience. "We've had a great run here. I have absolutely loved doing these four characters that I've had the opportunity to play. In all the madness, I've loved the writers, my actors, Ryan and the whole, I mean, insanity of it, shooting here, shooting in New Orleans, the stories, everything."
Bomer and Jackson were mum about character details, as to be expected, but the White Collar star did hint he could romance Lady Gaga's unknown character.
In January, FX head John Landgraf teased the show was going to be very different and there would be an "unusually large reinvention." Could that mean a completely brand-new cast? Maybe. AHS veterans we spoke with including Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates were coy about their futures with the show.
AHS: Hotel is set to start production in Los Angeles this summer with an October debut.