Juicy ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Character Details and Premiere Date Revealed!

Today is a glorious day for American Horror Story fans! There’s always tons of secrecy surrounding the TV series but today, the powers that be have revealed some pretty juicy details about the characters, on top of the network announcing the show’s official premiere date!

American Horror Story: Hotel is full of intriguing stories this year, thanks to the hotel setting lending itself to plenty of evil. The new season is set to premiere on October 7th at 10pm, so set your reminders now or “you’ll be sorry” (couldn’t resist).

The show’s co-creators, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, as well as this season’s cast, gave crowds in attendance at Television Critics Association press tour new details about the characters. We now know the names and details about the majority of the new characters and it sounds like the Hotel stage is set for tons of drama, romance and horror (of course!).

About the season as a whole, Murphy said, “We deal with a lot of American horrors, [including] addiction.”

Read more about what horrors each of the characters will face below (via EW):

Sarah Paulson
“My character this year is quite dark. I think she’s sexy. She’s a drug addict, and not that drug addicts are sexy, but this girl happens to be quite sexy. She’s got a thing. I don’t think it’s like anything I’ve done on this show … I play Sally, I live at the hotel. I hate Iris in a rather ancient way for reasons that are revealed quickly. I have kind of budding something with Wes’s character. It’s sort of dark and, sorry, you don’t know this yet.”

Lady Gaga
“Her character’s name is Elizabeth. She owns the hotel, and she is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people and she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode and plays out over the course of the season. She starts shooting on Monday.”

Fun fact about Gaga’s character? She “has relationships with Matt [Bomer] and Angela [Bassett] and Cheyenne [Jackson].”

Kathy Bates:
“I play Iris. I run the hotel. I have relationships with Matt Bomer and with Wes, and I can’t stand [Sarah Paulson], I hate you. And I don’t know yet if I get to work with Angela, I hope I do. And Liz Taylor and I have a very close relationship, and I do crossword puzzles in my spare time.”

Matt Bomer:
“I play Donovan, who is closely associated with Ms. Gaga and Ms. Bates, and Mr. Wittrock, amongst others. And he has very interesting relationships with the lady folk in his life.”

Angela Bassett:
“I play Ramona Royale, and I’m sexy as well, yet not in a drug addicty kind of way. And I have a very strong real lasting relationship with [Lady Gaga’s] character. And my character is also this fabulous actress. I don’t live at the hotel, but I vist there a lot.”

Finn Wittrock:
“I’m playing a male model named Tristan Duffy who’s always looking for the next high. And I think he sort of finds his biggest high in Lady Gaga, and they have a lot to do together. She sees all of me.”

Chloe Sevigny:
“I play Alex, and I’m the wife of Wes Bentley, and a mother and a doctor and dealing with a great loss that we had in our family and coming to grips with that, among other things.”

Wes Bentley
“I play Detective John Lowell, I’m married to Chloe’s character. We had a great loss in the family. Investigating some grisly murders, which somehow leads me to checking into the hotel.”

Cheyenne Jackson:
“Will Drake, fashion icon. He’s trying to creatively reestablish himself, so he moves from New York to Los Angeles. A father, and a little desperate.”

Denis O’Hare:
“I’m playing Liz Taylor, movie icon. I’m not actually playing Elizabeth Taylor, but I’m playing a person who is inspired by the awesomeness of things like Butterfield 8 and Cleopatra and eye makeup like that. And I shaved my head for the part and other body parts. I work in the hotel, I work with Kathy, and I work in the bar.”

American Horror Story: Hotel will air Wednesdays at 10 PM E/P on FX beginning October 7th.

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