Lady Gaga to Headline American Horror Story Season 5

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American Horror Story has found its next Monster. Literally.

The franchise stunned viewers today by releasing the first teaser for Season 5, which will be subtitled "Hotel" and which will replace Jessica Lange as the leading lady...

... with LADY GAGA!

Gaga herself posted the promo on her Twitter account, including along with it the hashtag “#GagaAHSHotel.”

It confirms that Season 5 will be titled “American Horror Story: Hotel,” though it does not offer any details on Lady Gaga’s actual role.

The Grammy-winning artist has limited acting experience, having appeared in Machete Kills and having enjoyed a tiny part as “Girl at the Swimming Pool” in a Season 3 episode of The Sopranos.

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf teased at the Television Critics Association press tour last month that American Horror Story Season 5 would be “very different” from past versions of this drama.

And it's safe to say the hiring of Lady Gaga proves that!

No other cast members have been confirmed yet for Season 5 and no premiere date announced, though fans can expect new episodes to kick off in October.

Are you excited to see her in the lead role?

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American Horror Story Quotes

I am the queen of every hive. I am the fire on every hill. I am the shield over every head. I am the spear of battle. Who but I am both the tree and the lightning that strikes it?

The Butcher

We have two selves. One the world needs us to be, compliant, and the shadow. Ignore it and life is forever suffering.

Countess [to Liz]