First of all, the next season of American Horror Story will be subtitled “Hotel.” Unless that somehow got by me in the past weeks, that’s news in and of itself. And as a subtitle, I find it surprisingly tame and uninteresting. We all know crazy shit’s going to go down in an asylum, freak show, and witch coven, but as a horror setting, “Hotel” doesn’t really take us far. You have The Shining and a bunch of urban legends, but that’s about it.
But that doesn’t mean the show won’t be crazy. For instance, Lady Gaga is going to be around next year. Not just a little, either, but as a series regular, which means we’ll get to see all kinds of wacky and awful things happen to her, you know, if that’s something you’re interested in.
As for the rest of the cast or what the season will feature, we know very little. Whoever returns, Lady Gaga should be able to hold her own. She’s been in two Robert Rodriguez movies.