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Another [American Horror Story](series:206668) veteran is checking into Season 5's Hotel, and the cast is really starting to fill up rooms.

Kathy Bates is coming back...

...and she's gonna be the boss!

I'm pretty sure this is the first time that Season 5 casting news has coincided with a character's occupation! Since Bates is now in the resident bigwig, does that mean that she will be filling Jessica Lange's vacant shoes? The past seasons have typically revolved around the woman in charge.

However, Lady Gaga has already been confirmed to have a leading role, so perhaps these two will be sharing the spotlight. Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Chloë Sevigny, and Wes Bentley will round out the rest of the cast for now. As with any Ryan Murphy show, you can be relatively certain that more casting news is on the horizon.

Though Jessica Lange confirmed she will not be returning, Evan Peters, another AHS vet and one of the few to be in all four seasons, has stated that he's not sure if he'll return, but he is not ruling out the possibility.

Now that the "Bates Hotel" is a go, though, I'd imagine that way more mainstays of the anthology series are looking for room keys.


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