After "American Horror Story: Freak Show" closed shop, creators of the widely popular psycho thriller have announced that "Mother Monster" herself will be starring in the next season.
Titled "American Horror Story: Hotel", the season poised for premiering in October will have Grammy-winner Lady Gaga in a terrifying role.
The upcoming season of the high rating FX series is scheduled for a 13-episode renewal; on 25 February, show-runners confirmed Lady Gaga's presence and the singer, who awed audiences with her "The Sound of Music" tribute at the Oscars, also confirmed the news with the tweet: "Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel".
It would be interesting to see the singer – who got engaged to actor Tylor Kinney on Valentine's Day – take on what would most likely be a scary or gory role.
However, if her acting skills as host and musical guest-who-took-part-in-sketches in Saturday Night Live is anything to go by, "Mother Monster" will be as great an actor as she is a singer.
"American Horror Story" is a legacy in the making and has given audiences much more horror, crazy, witchcraft and freakishness than an average viewer can endure.
Starting with the story of a haunted house and the subject of infidelity, Ryan Murphy hooked his viewers with the first episode of "Murder House".
In the second season, creators came back with stories of demonic possession and extraterrestrial abduction revolving around a mental institution. With a perfect blend of insanity and supernatural, "Asylum" made a mark in the American cable scene.
"Coven", along with entertaining viewers with horror, also gave a voice to the oppressed and marginalised women in the era of witch-hunting. It went on to become the most popular season of the series until "Freak Show".
The fourth season of AHS told the story of a bunch of deformed people, who are treated with pitiable regard by the common man. Looked upon as "freaks", these "monsters" become a source of sadistic entertainment.
Given the reputation of 'American Horror Story' to consistently deliver more than the audience' high expectations, it wouldn't be wrong to assume that Lady Gaga's presence in the haunted 'Hotel' would serve for an entertaining season.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015