04/13/2015 04:16 pm ET Updated Apr 13, 2015

Sarah Paulson Returns For 'AHS: Hotel' As 'The Baddest Bad Girl'

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We all expected it, but now it's official: Sarah Paulson is returning for "American Horror Story: Hotel."

Ryan Murphy announced on Monday that the "AHS" veteran, who's appeared in all four installments of the anthology series, is officially checking in to Season 5's "Hotel."

Who is "the baddest bad girl of them all?" No clue, but if anyone's a perfect fit for that role, it's the Supreme herself. Paulson also joins former "AHS" co-stars Kathy Bates, Chloe Sevigny and Wes Bentley, as well as newcomers Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer (he guest-starred in one episode of "Freak Show") and Cheyenne Jackson. We don't know what "Hotel" will be about beyond the fact that it's related to the top hat clue from "Freak Show," and that Paulson is equally as excited as we are.

Paulson's previous "AHS" characters include conjoined twins Bette and Dot, witch Cordelia Foxx, reporter Lana Winters and psychic medium Billie Dean Howard. The actress is also starring in Murphy's upcoming crime anthology series "The People v. O.J. Simpson" as prosecutor Marcia Clarke.

"American Horror Story: Hotel" returns in October on FX.



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