Another “monster” is set to join the cast of American Horror Story. Pop superstar Lady Gaga posted a photo on twitter Wednesday, teasing her appearance in the FX television show.
The tweet also announced the theme and title of the fifth season as “Hotel,” adding to an array of terrifying storylines taking place in locations like a haunted house and an asylum. This is the first big TV role for Gaga, who affectionately refers to her fans as “Little Monsters,” and is set to premier in October of this year.
The 28-year-old musician and philanthropist earned $33 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Forbes estimated. She is No. 19 on the Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List, a ranking of the most powerful stars in 2014.
Gaga is joining a strong cast of celebrities who play ghoulish characters, including Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates and Emma Roberts. While the time periods and settings of each season vary, Executive Producer Ryan Murphy said the seasons are connected in some way.
The anthology series debuted in 2011 and was created by Brad Falchuk and Murphy, the duo also behind the conception of Glee. American Horror Story is produced by 20th Century Fox .
The premier of the fourth season – American Horror Story: Freak Show – drew 6.127 million viewers, a 10% increase from the third season. It was also the most-watched telecast in FX history, the network announced after the debut. Following the success of Freak Show, FX ordered another 13-episode season.
The news comes a day after American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf died when he was struck by a car in Hollywood. Woolf appeared on the first and fourth season of the show.
“He was a tremendous professional and an incredibly kind person, beloved by the American Horror Story family,” FX and American Horror Story’s producers said in a statement.