At PaleyFest this weekend it was announced that Matt Bomer (White Collar) and Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock) will be joining the already announced Lady Gaga in the upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel. Bomer appeared briefly in American Horror Story: Freakshow as a prostitute that was killed by Dandy and has worked with series creator Ryan Murphy previously on Glee and The Normal Heart. Jackson and Murphy also worked together previously on the second season of Glee.
Bomer is being billed as the lead opposite of Gaga but wouldn’t give any details about his character, even refusing to confirm or deny a romantic connection between the two main characters. Jackson said he has no idea what his character is but loves the show and is really excited to be in it.
Departing the series is Jessica Lange who has been in the previous four seasons but has decided she is done.
American Horror Story: Hotel is expected to premiere in October.