'American Horror Story: Hotel' Coming Soon, Kathy Bates Confirmed to Return for the Series

9:21 AM EDT 4/11/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Though American Horror Story: Freak Show had just called its final curtain call, series co-creator Ryan Murphy announced via Twitter that Kathy Bates will be returning to star in the upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel.

Bates is an award winning actress who has previously starred in two American Horror Story seasons: Coven and Freak Show. She was awarded for her role as Madame Delphone LaLaurie in Coven. Bates also won an award for her role as a psychopathic nurse in the 1990 film Misery and was nominated for her roles in Primary Colors (1998) ad About Schmidt (2002).

Murphy's tweet ran along the lines of "Kathy Bates is running the Hotel.#AHSSeason5," Time quotes indicating that Bates will be the show's front runner this time around. This is in light of the news that former show runner, Jessica Lange, announcing in a previous report that she will be leaving the show.

"Yes, I'm done. 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," E!Online quotes Lange from an interview in Paleyfest.

Huffington Post notes that this upcoming season marks her third within the series. It is also noted that the upcoming American Horror Story season 5 will be featuring big names such as Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny and Cheyenne Jackson.

Unfortunately for us, Murphy's rather secretive on what is in store for the new installment of the show. But what we know is that according to an article from USA Today, the fifth season of the twisted television show will be 13 episodes long and is slated to begin shooting by summer. Estimated time of the show's premiere would be on October this year.

In terms of other AHS veterans to return, it is still unsure whether the likes of Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Dennis O'Hare and Lily Rabe are slated to return as there has yet to be any confirmation from them, Variety reports.

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