'American Horror Story' Calls On Concierge As Season 5 Goes Gaga

Word is out that American Horror Story Season 5 will be graced with the insane talent of Lady Gaga, appearing in a recurring role.

The news comes at a time when viewers are still not being told whether series regular Jessica Lange will return, when Lady Gaga has been lauded at the 87th Annual Academy Awards, and - sadly - as cast members and fans of AHS say goodbye to Season 4 star, Ben Woolf, who was fatally struck by a car in Los Angeles on February 23. As Sky News reported, the 4ft 4in actor who played Meep in American Horror Story: Freak Show died in hospital following a stroke suffered after the accident. He was only 34 years old.That Gaga will be starring in American Horror Story's fifth season has fans jumping for joy. For, really, you couldn't get a more eccentric artist. What's more, as The Inquisitr recently reported, creators of the show - in addition to the top hat clue in Season 4 - have also hinted that Season 5 of AHS will take place in a hotel. Will we be seeing a creepy concierge? All shall be revealed, certainly, but what has been most taunting is Lady Gaga's own tweeted video announcing her part in the television horror show phenomenon.

Following Gaga's Sound Of Music tribute at the Oscars, as The New York Times: Arts Beat blog reports, one can most definitely say that the singer's "reinvention" continues into territories unexpected. Who would have thought American Horror Story would be the next platform for her talents? Gaga has recently released a record of Jazz standards with legend, Tony Bennett, and had small roles in some films, including Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, but probably very few would have predicted her move to the AHS cast. Perhaps the acting bug has rubbed off on her from fiancé, Taylor Kinney.

American Horror Story creator, Ryan Murphy, is known for dropping hints in the AHS seasons for his fans to pick up on. In Season 4, the top hat was described by Murphy as being an "arcane clue". The Huffington Post reports that it had previously guessed at a reference to Operation Top Hat, jarringly imagining bell-hop hats with the leaked "Hotel" theme, before more recently remembering references to one "Garden of Allah" hotel which had existed in the golden age of Hollywood, mentioned in Freak Show's first and penultimate episodes. Interesting.

As The Atlantic reported, the hype surrounding American Horror Story is fantastic, not least because of the "meme-making moments of sex and gore and political provocation." Add to this the stellar cast each season produces, and it looks like the AHS machine won't be coming to an end anytime soon, whether the adored Jessica Lange stays with the show or not. The public craves its dose of the shockingly grotesque - and that's something which American Horror Story unfailingly delivers.

Look for AHS: Hotel this fall; a twisted room service coming to a TV screen near you in October.

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