*Angela Bassett is already locked down for the upcoming 5th season of FX’s “American Horror Story” franchise, but she’s still in the dark about what it will be about…other than a hotel.
The actress, who stared in the last two seasons of “American Horror Story,” spoke with GoldDerby about what she expects for “AHS: Hotel” as well as why she will miss former costar Jessica Lange.
Speaking on Hotel, she said she heard rumors about it being set during a Civil War era.
“I don’t know what year it’s set in. For the longest I’ve heard the rumor of ‘Civil War.’ I don’t know what year it’s set in,” she said.
As for Bassett’s feelings on Lange, who left the series after “AHS: Freak Show,” she has nothing but kind words.
“She’ll definitely be missed. She was phenomenal to work with,” Bassett said, of Lange. “I mean, all that she possesses, her well of emotion, how she gets it done. It was just marvelous to watch and to bear witness to. But we still got Kathy [Bates]!”
Bates will indeed be returning alongside Bassett, as well as series regulars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. Other stars in the new season include Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson and Chloë Sevigny.
“American Horror Story: Hotel” is slated for October on FX.