While Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Denis O'Hare has checked into American Horror Story: Hotel, Jessica Lange announced that she might not quite be done with American Horror Story, thus restoring a little hope in humanity. This comes after confirming her exit from the show in March at a PaleyFest panel.
In a recent interview with TheWrap, Lange stated:
"If Ryan (Murphy) came to me and said, 'Would you want to do a small character for a couple episodes?' I would absolutely say yes if I liked it. This was a great collaboration, so I would love to keep working with him."
And an important collaboration it is for the show. In an interview with TV Line, Murphy explained that the creative process for each season starts with a character for Lange. He's impeccably casted her as an aging debutante, an evil nun, a wicked supreme and a freak show ringleader. Whatever ideas he has up his sleeve will have to fill some big shoes like a perfectly carved wooden leg.
In an interview with Deadline, Murphy confirmed more details:
"We start shooting in three weeks and we're building this incredible set which is one of our best sets ever I think--which is saying a lot because our production designer Mark Worthington I thought really outdid himself in Freak Show--but we're building this incredible six-story Art Deco hotel on the Fox lot."
"Everybody in the show is very excited about this season, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters particularly because in every season thus far they've always been sort of the heroes, the good guy or the good lady so to speak, and this season they're playing absolute evil villains. So they're very excited about that and I think people will really enjoy it, and the Lady Gaga part is bananas good."
Since Murphy revealed back in October that all of the seasons are connected, we can at least hope Lange will return to tie up any loose ends. At the most, perhaps we can hope for a Mother Bates-inspired character... Move over, Vera Farmiga. The supreme is back.