The highly anticipated Season 6 of American Horror Story is creeping closer and closer — so close you can hear that haunting theme ringing in your ears.
Itching to know more about the illusive season since the end of Season 5's Hotel, fans were finally thrown a bone with a premiere date, reported episode count and new teaser/clue. All that's left are the most important factors — theme and cast. Although Ryan Murphy and everyone involved are still remaining silent on what the premise of the next installment will be, we at least have some names that we will definitely be seeing on our screens in September. Here are the confirmed cast members for Season 6 so far:
Evan Peters has appeared in every season and is definitely a key member to the world of American Horror Story. Peters confirmed his return in an interview earlier this year while promoting his recent film X-Men: Apocalypse.
Denis O'Hare is another actor who has been in American Horror Story since it first hit our screens in 2011. He was absent in Season 2's Asylum but has been present in every other season. O'Hare accidentally confirmed his return in a video interview earlier this year.
Matt Bomer joined American Horror Story in a brief role, during the show's fourth season Freak Show. He appeared in a bigger role for Season 5's Hotel. Bomer confirmed his return in an interview with Magic Radio.
Angela Bassett made a great addition to the cast when she joined the ranks in Season 3's Coven. She has appeared on the show ever since. Bassett was one of the earliest members confirmed, and even teased that she could possibly be playing a psychic.
Leslie Jordan made a brief appearance in Season 3 as a member of the coven's council. His sassy and flamboyant Quentin certainly made a lasting impression. In an interview with Washington Blade, Jordan confirmed his return to American Horror Story, also stating that he was due to be in Freak Show but pulled out because of another project.
Cheyenne Jackson was one of the newcomers in Season 5. Though only being in Hotel, Jackson confirmed via Out Magazine that he will make an appearance in Season 6.
Lady Gaga made her TV debut in Season 5's Hotel. Now with a Golden Globe thanks to her role on American Horror Story, the countess herself confirmed back in March during a radio interview with Z100 that she will return for Season 6.
Sarah Paulson finally confirmed her return for Season 6 at the Television Critics Association summer press tour earlier this week (August 9th). Paulson is no stranger to American Horror Story - appearing in every season since the start. Paulson even teased her Season 6 role during an interview with Gold Derby.
The cast list so far for the next installment is pretty solid, yet fans including myself still find it hard to imagine the show without queen bee Jessica Lange. Many familiar faces such as Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Wes Bentley, Emma Roberts, Finn Wittrock, Chloë Sevigny and possibly a return from Connie Britton all have yet to be officially confirmed.
UPDATE! After the premiere...
Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lily Rabe, André Holland, Denis O'Hare, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson and Angela Bassett are all credited as the main cast for this season.