American Horror Story Vet Kathy Bates Checks Into Hotel as [Spoiler]

It’s Bates’ Hotel.

American Horror Story staple Kathy Bates has joined the upcoming Hotel-themed edition in a rather pivotal role, series co-creator Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter Wednesday.

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Bates joins a cast that includes pop star Lady Gaga, Matthew Bomer (White Collar), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love), Wes Bentley (American Beauty) and Cheyenne Jackson (Glee) — but not Murphy muse Jessica Lange, who recently confirmed that she will not return for the series’ fifth season.

This is Bates’ third AHS stint, following turns in Season 3’s Coven and Season 4’s Freak Show.

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