Gather your things from the freak show, because Ryan Murphy's taking us on the road to a new destination that Norman Bates would likely approve of, and the first passenger is now along for the ride. Singer/actress Lady Gaga is checking into the upcoming fifth season of American Horror Story, which has been revealed as American Horror Story Hotel.

No details on Lady Gaga's character are known at this time, but the actress did appear in a brief video wearing a creepy, sparkling mask in her latest Twitter post, which came with the caption, "Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel."

Gaga is the first cast member officially announced for American Horror Story Hotel, but actors who have appeared in multiple seasons (such as Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and more) are expected to return, with the return of Jessica Lange (who has appeared prominently in all four seasons thus far) uncertain. The show was also revealed to return in October on Gaga's Twitter post (which was retweeted by Murphy), keeping in line with the time period in which the show has previously premiered.

A hotel should be a fitting setting for whatever horrors Murphy and company have in store, with its revolving door of customers a perfect template for guest stars galore. No time period for the new season has been revealed, but after setting Freak Show in the fifties, it will be interesting to see whether or not Murphy brings the show back to a contemporary setting.

Like her character's details, the extent of Lady Gaga's involvement is not yet known, but it's likely we'll see the performer get more screentime than she had in Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. With her recent duet album with Tony Bennett making a nice splash, perhaps we could see her as a lounge singer. Only time will tell.

Murphy cast singers Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande in his upcoming Scream Queens horror comedy series on Fox, and he had Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine play a role in American Horror Story: Asylum. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details.

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