[American Horror Story](series:206668): Hotel has filled another vacancy, and Ryan Murphy is once again calling on old blood to flesh out his new cast.
Chloë Sevigny has been tapped to come back for the anthology show's fifth season, and Murphy himself made the announcement on Twitter.
Sevigny previously played an extremely memorable character named Shelley in the show's second season American Horror Story: Asylum. Shelley met one of the most gruesome fates in the show's history, but her new character is shaping up to have a longer stay. She's been bumped up to series regular from special guest star, so let's hope that status allows her to keep all of her limbs (though, that didn't help Jessica Lange last season).
In honor of Chloë's casting news, let's highlight some of her greatest moments on Asylum and anticipate what we might see in Hotel.
Shelley was gleefully irreverent
Up until her Fly-like transformation (more on that next), Shelley was a source of necessary comic relief. I'm still not sure if that was intentional, but Shelley spoke a lot of truths with the kind of direct delivery that gave me a chuckle. Sevigny has great taste in roles, and I trust that her new character will be similarly bawdy.
She deserves a better death (and life)
When I first watched the scene in which Shelley realizes her legs have been amputated, it was a turning point for me. I can handle gore, but there was something about the devastating unfairness that forced me to take a break from the show for a little bit. I'm happy I ended up finishing it, but I'm really hoping that Sevigny's next character has a few more moments where she's in control.
Chloë fits in with the enticing cast
Sevigny joins Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Bomer, and Lady Gaga to make up an attractive cast. I can't wait to find out what her relationship with the rest of the hotel staff will be, romantic or otherwise.