If you haven’t heard the latest news about American Horror Story, hold onto your cigarettes because this might be traumatic: Jessica Lange has confirmed her exit from the series. She will not be appearing in season five, making American Horror Story: Freak Show her last installment. Lame.
Lange made things clear last weekend, when when a moderator at PaleyFest asked her directly if she would be returning to the show for American Horror Story: Hotel. She said:
“We’ve had a great run. I have absolutely loved doing these four characters, and in all the madness, I loved the writers, actors, Ryan, the whole insanity of it, the stories, shooting here, shooting in New Orleans, everything…to cut to the chase, yes, I’m done.”
She didn’t do that last part, but I like to imagine that she did.
So, what will Ryan Murphy do to fill this huge – one might even say supreme, ha ha, sorry – void? Fill it with hot men, of course! Within the last few days, Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Bomer and Wes Bentley have all signed on as AHS: Hotel cast members. If you bothered to stick with AHS: Freak Show (and I don’t blame you if you didn’t) you’ll remember that Matt Bomer and Wes Bentley both appeared as guest stars. As for Cheyenne Jackson, I think he was on Glee once, or something? He’s honestly more of a theater guy. To tell the truth, I think Ryan Murphy has a hat full of hot men and gay icons and every year he just shakes it up and pulls out names and boom, that’s how he does casting.