'American Horror Story’ Season 5 to Have Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson in the Cast; To Be Subtitled ‘Hotel’

8:25 AM EDT 3/16/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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White Collar star Matt Bomer, 37, who will also soon be seen on the big-screen reprising his Ken character in the upcoming Channing Tatum flick Magic Mike XXL, along with Broadway actor Cheyenne Jackson, 39, have both signed on to join Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), 28, in the cast of FX's American Horror Story season 5, the next edition in the Emmy-nominated anthology sci-fi horror-thriller drama series created by Ryan Murphy and Brafd Falchuck.

For the celebrated singer-songwriter, being given a role in the weekly series will mark her largest TV acting gig to date. It will also be her first regular scripted gig after several past appearances on unscripted TV fares like So You Think You Can Dance, The X Factor and American Idol as well as cameos in feature films like Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and Muppets Most Wanted. Her casting comes at a time when the future of the anthology's leading ladies still remains in question. Jessica Lange has repeatedly said that season four, Freak Show, would likely be her last; co-star Sarah Paulson is set to star in Murphy's FX anthology American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson; Emma Roberts is slated to co-star with Lea Michele in Fox's comedy anthology Scream Queens; and, Taissa Farmiga is now signed on with ABC's police anthology L.A. Crime.

Bomer who previously guested on Freak Show and the other Murphy shows The New Normal and Glee told reporters at the network's Paleyfest panel: "I love collaborating with Ryan Murphy. It feels like this world where there are no bounds."

Jackson's small-screen credits include also guesting on Murphy's Glee as well as appearing in 30 Rock.  He also played parts in such films as Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and United 93.

While a specific premiere date has not yet been announced, season five of American Horror Story will likely debut in October. Also, the fifth season of the anthology apparently already has a subtitle. According to a tweet from no less than Lady Gaga herself, it will be American Horror Story: Hotel. Although still unconfirmed, it is expected that Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Denis O'Hare and Frances Conroy will also be returning to the show for this coming fifth season.

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