Good news, American Horror Story fans: this week's San Diego Comic-Con features an interesting (but not quite life-size) tease into Season 5, Hotel. Read on to find out more about the look and feel of the new season
Set building is officially under way for American Horror Story Season 5, but filming, let alone a release date, is still a long way off. But thanks to Comic-Con and MTV's insider look at the AHS model lodgings on display, we have our first glimpse into what the world of next season's Hotel will look like. The replica hotels on display are set up in the art deco style of the twenties to fifties. Think Norman Bates hired as the concierge at The Grand Budapest Hotel and you'll have an idea what we're dealing with here. "The two-story model at SDCC", says the MTV crew lucky enough to find their way inside the exhibit, "gives visitors a taste of the old Hollywood era that the show will be set in." You can also check out what American Horror Story Season 5's Ryan Murphy has to say about his personal fears and phobias going into the new season here.
Hotel follows four seasons of terror-making in and around some of the scariest locations in the American psyche, not least last season's Freak Show. It is also the first season following the departure of the series de facto star Jessica Lange, allowing room for a younger cast and their blood-clotted victims. "This year, it’s a true ensemble and I think we have more male parts and more male stories," Murphy previously revealed about Season 5's cast. "The Wes Bentley part is really big, the Matt Bomer part is really big: Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock are really big. That’s not to say that the women aren’t either: I mean Kathy Bates and Gaga and Paulson’s part and Angela Bassett’s part are great. But I guess it’s a different tone this year than we’ve had." And by tone, we're really hoping he means new cast member Lady Gaga will have a singing part when American Horror Story Season 5 airs in the fall. What kind of Hotel would you like to see for American Horror Story Season 5?