American Horror Story: Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson Join ‘Hotel’; Jessica Lange Confirms Exit
American Horror Story: Hotel will feature both Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson in the all-star cast, but will be missing Jessica Lange, who has starred on all four seasons of Ryan Murphy‘s anthology series.
American Horror Story: Hotel News
During the closing night of PaleyFest Sunday, the actors came out to reveal their casting in Hotel. White Collar and Magic Mike star Bomer has previously worked with Murphy in HBO’s The Normal Heart and in brief arcs on Glee and in American Horror Story: Freak Show, and is exciting to be teaming up with him again.
“I love collaborating with Ryan Murphy,” he said, though declining to reveal the full nature of his role. In reference to how his character will interact with Lady Gaga‘s, Bomer added, “I can’t confirm nor deny that there will be a romantic relationship with her.”
As for Jackson, who is best known for roles on Ugly Betty and Curb Your Enthusiasm, he had an arc on Glee as Vocal Adrenaline coach Dustin Goolsby, which is how he met Murphy. Like many of the actors who’ve joined AHS, Jackson was a fan of the series before he got the casting call.
“I did Glee in Season 2, so I knew Ryan a bit,” Cheyenne said. “About 6 months ago, [Ryan] talked to me and I said it’s my absolute favorite show on television. I’m really, really excited… I’m absolutely nervous, but I’m really excited.”
Though it was revealed last year that American Horror Story: Freak Show would be Lange’s last in the series, it still came as a disappointment to fans to learn that the veteran actress really would not be coming back for Hotel.
Confirming her departure at PaleyFest, Lange said, “Yes, I’m done. We’ve had a great run here.” She added, “I have absolutely loved doing these four characters that I’ve had the opportunity to play. In all the madness, I’ve loved the writers, my actors, Ryan and the whole, I mean, insanity of it, shooting here, shooting in New Orleans, the stories, everything.”
American Horror Story: Hotel will kick off its 13-episode season in October.
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