Ryan Murphy has already hinted that drugs — and addiction — will play a pivotal role in American Horror Story: Hotel, and now we have a graphic promo that brings that spoiler to painstaking life.
In the exclusive clip above, we see the arm of a junkie — is it Sarah Paulson’s Hypodermic Sally or Max Greenfield’s dope fiend Gabriel? — as he/she prepares to shoot up. Only the needle is a key and the vein of choice is a key hole. What mystery is the addict unlocking?
Murphy revealed last month that Greenfield’s character is at the center of “the most disturbing scene we’ve ever done” on AHS, noting that the New Girl actor will be virtually unrecognizable after he “cut off his beautiful hair” and “lost 30 pounds” for the role.
Paulson, meanwhile, has described Sally as “a nasty gal” who is “dark.”
Press PLAY above and then break out your date book: American Horror Story: Hotel premieres Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10/9c.