Kathy Bates Confirmed for American Horror Story: Hotel

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American Horror Story: Hotel just got a manager.

Ryan Murphy used his favorite casting platform, Twitter, to announce the next addition to his show's stable of Season 5 stars.

"Kathy Bates will be running the Hotel," he wrote, making it sound to us as if the Emmy winner just got a job in management to us!

Kathy Bates as a Freak - American Horror Story

Bates joins cast already-announced including Lady Gaga, Matthew Bomer, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley and Cheyenne Jackson.

If you'd like to see Bates' performance in previous years, including American Horror Story Season 3: Coven, and American Horror Story Season 4: Freak Show, you can watch American Horror Story online via TV Fanatic. 

FX is yet to announce a premiere date for Season 5, but it expect episodes to kick off in October.

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