A 10-second teaser for American Horror Story: Hotel newly released by FX Networks tantalised us with a peek at Lady Gaga’s silver, taloned hand, reaching out to ring a service bell. This came right after Ryan Murphy, creator of the series, confirmed her involvement at Comic-Con in San Diego just days ago, and that she will be one of the bad guys, fulfilling the singer’s longtime desire to play someone evil.
While speculation is rife that her role will be of a musical nature, it seems that is not in the plans. But what we can definitely expect is to see more of Lady Gaga’s freaky wardrobe theatrics on screen, which are sure to boost the show’s ratings. “When you work with someone like her, you sign up for something that is larger than life, and I think that’s what you want. Part of her role involves fashion. You want Lady Gaga to look a certain way. The designers have been coming out of the woodwork with looks for her,” says Murphy.
Going by the menacing look of that metallic hand — we can’t wait to get creeped out already. Hotel is set to debut on FX in October and will see the return of cast members Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Chloë Sevigny, with the addition of Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson.