‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Cast To Include Evan Peters, He Might Play Howard Hughes

Another familiar face is checking into American Horror Story: Hotel.

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy recently revealed that Evan Peters is returning for the series’ fifth season, and Murphy possibly dropped a hint about who the horror heartthrob is playing.

According to E! News, Ryan Murphy tweeted the news on Friday. As you can see, Evan Peters will be playing one of the guests enjoying a spooky stay at American Horror Story’s hotel.

This tweet almost makes it sound like Evan is a ghost who is haunting the hotel room — or maybe he’s just a guest who is enjoying an extended stay.

It’s possible that the number 64 is a clue about his character. According to the Guardian, there is one famous room 64, and it can be found at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

“If you really want to go Hollywood A-List, stay in room 64, the two-bedroom penthouse (used by Howard Hughes so he could spy on starlets down at the pool),” the Guardian writes. “It has a marble hallway and an enormous wrap-around terrace overlooking the Strip. It just happens to be Bono’s favourite room, too.”

Perhaps Evan Peters’ American Horror Story: Hotel character will actually be Howard Hughes, or maybe he’ll simply play a character loosely based on the producer/businessman/aviator who was known for wooing some of Hollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies and sexiest aspiring starlets.

It’s possible that Sarah Paulson will be playing a wannabe leading lady who is willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top, so Evan Peters’ character better watch his back. According to TV Line, her season 5 character is a villain.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, the location of season 5 could be described as “Bates Motel” — actress Kathy Bates is returning for her third AHS season in a row to play the owner of Ryan Murphy’s hotel of horrors.

According to MTV News, there’s some speculation that American Horror Story: Hotel will be set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, which just happens to be one of the decades that Howard Hughes was active in Hollywood. One rumored setting is the Garden of Allah hotel, a celebrity hotspot that was demolished in 1959. However, it’s possible that Ryan Murphy will combine the histories and legends of various hotels to create his own fictional haunted inn.

Ryan Murphy hasn’t leaked many details about the rest of the cast. Other names in the American Horror Story: Hotel guestbook include Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, and Chloë Sevigny.

Are you happy that Evan Peters has joined American Horror Story: Hotel? And what type of character would you like to see him play?

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