Jessica Lange is officially leaving the "American Horror Story" franchise. The actress, who starred in all four seasons of Ryan Murphy's anthology horror series, previously said that the most recent season of "Freak Show" would be her last.
During Sunday's "AHS" panel at PaleyFest in Los Angeles, Lange confirmed the news. “Yes, I’m done," she said. "We’ve had a great run here. I absolutely love doing these four characters, and in all madness, I love the writers and Ryan and the insanity of shooting it.” Let that sad news sink in.
While Lange may be leaving, the "AHS" gang announced a new cast member who will star alongside Lady Gaga in the upcoming season of "Hotel": Matt Bomer. The actor, who made a guest appearance in one episode of "Freak Show," was quiet about who he will play in "Hotel," saying only, "I can’t confirm nor deny that there will be a romantic relationship [with Lady Gaga’s character]." Cheyenne Jackson of "Glee" will also join the new season, but wouldn't spill anything else about his character.
No further details have been announced about "Hotel," but there are fan theories about a real-life hotel it could be based on. We also finally learned what those "Freak Show" top hat clues were all about.
"American Horror Story" returns in October on FX.