AHS: Hotel is shaping up to be quite the “addictive” season. Check out the first official cast photos of Lady Gaga, Finn Wittrock, Kathy Bates and more here.
When the doors of Lady Gaga’s Hotel Cortez open this fall a colorful group of guests will be waiting to check in. EW unveiled the first cast photos from the set of AHS: Hotel that include looks at Sarah Paulson’s Hypodermic Sally, Gaga’s Countess and her wide range of lovers.
Included in the photos was the first named killer of the season! Wes Bentley’s character, an LAPD detective, is on the hunt for a serial killer named Ten Commandments Killer, “who arranges victims according to the biblical dictates.”
In a separate feature on EW today, Ryan Murphy revealed that Hotel is connected to season 1 of American Horror Story in a fantastic way: “We do go to the Murder House for one episode,” he revealed. And that’s not all! Real estate agent Marcy will be making a return to show Hotel Cortez:
Check out the photos below and let us know what you think!
Sarah Paulson is Hypodermic Sally
A drug addict who lives at the Hotel Cortez, Sarah Paulson describes her character saying,”She’s selfish. She will put a stiletto in your face if it means she can get what she needs. But she’s also like a broken rag doll.”
Max Greenfield is Gabriel
Another junkie joining Paulson’s Sally, Gabriel checks into the hotel and gets a bit more than he came looking for. Greenfield says, “He’s a Hollywood junkie. Originally, he had a job and was more preppy or business. And Ryan [Murphy] came back and was like, ‘I think we should be more rock and roll.’”
Evan Peters is James March
Flashbacks are coming! Don’t expect to see Evan Peters in the present company of Gaga or the rockstars currently residing in the hotel. Peter’s describes March saying, “He’s the builder and owner of the hotel from the 1930s, and he is unique. He’s designed a hotel to cater to his specific needs, which tend toward the dark evil.”
Finn Wittrock is Tristan
A fashion show at the Cortez brings the male model to the attention of Lady Gaga. Wittrock says, “He’s got an addictive personality. I think he’s hypersexual also. It makes him a prime candidate for the Countess’ charms and he is very willingly seduced and then turned by her.”
Kathy Bates is Iris
Kathy Bates is not only the manager of the Cortez, but also the mother of Matt Bomer’s Donovan. Bates reveals a bit about her son’s health saying, “Iris is overprotective with a capital O, especially now since her son is ill. She wants to be there every day to make sure he’s all right, and she’s very controlling that way.”
Naomi Campbell is Claudia
Expect to see Gaga and Campbell’s Claudia to go head to head this season. Campbell will play a Vogue editor who does not take a liking to The Countess. Campbell says, “[Claudia]’s kind of outlandish. She thinks she’s indestructible and nothing’s going to hurt her.”
Angela Bassett is Ramona Royale
Nothing screams revenge quite like a lover scorned. What will happen when Basset’s Ramona, a film star, teams up with Donovan after The Countess finds herself a new lover? Bassett says, “[Ramona and the Countess] are powerful women at opposite sides and at odds with one another, each believing that they’re right.”
Wes Bentley is John Lowe
On the hunt for the “Ten Commandments Killer,” Bentley checks into the Cortez with his wife Alex (Chloe Sevigny). Bentely says, “[Lowe] has a family he loves very much but that is sort of falling apart. He struggles with a lot of things. It’s clear most of what John struggles with is control.”
Matt Bomer is Donovan
After 20 years it seems that Bomer’s Donovan is still going hot and heavy with Gaga’s Countess. Bomer describes Donovan saying, “He’s very interested in domesticity and sort of nesting and hunkering down and having her to himself every now and then, and that doesn’t go over so well with her limitless hunger.”
Lady Gaga is The Countess
That glove may look like high fashion, but it is also quite deadly. The Countess’ lust for blood is quenched. Gaga describes The Countess saying, “She’s extremely strong. She’s been through so much. It’s kind of impossible for anything to penetrate her.”
AHS: Hotel episode 1, “Checking In,” airs Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX.