Season 5 of “American Horror Story” isn’t premiering until the fall, but that hasn’t stopped fans from begging for spoilers. One Twitter user, who couldn’t wait any longer for news, decided to take matters into his own hands and used the social media site to ask for answers.
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) February 20, 2015
While the 66-year-old actress chose not to reveal whether or not she’d be returning, her response seems to be very playful. From an “AHS” lover perspective, why would she tell her fans to “stay tuned” if she didn’t have good news coming in the future?
“I love getting these fantastic characters to play,” Bates told E! Online in October. “And [co-creator Ryan Murphy’s] told me that he wants me to come back next year and it’s getting hard to refuse, let me tell you! Everything’s grown so much even since last year. It’s amazing. I can’t believe it.”
As fans of the FX miniseries know, the whole cast doesn’t return for every season – even though it was revealed that each season is connected. Bates first joined the show in Season 3, “Coven,” to play Madame Delphine LaLaurie, a real-life serial killer who tortured and killed slaves in New Orleans during the 1800s. She returned in Season 4 to portray Ethel Darling, a bearded woman in a Florida freak show.
If Bates decides to come back for Season 5, she could potentially be playing a victim of radiological testing. The title of “American Horror Story” Season 5 has yet to be announced, but viewers are speculating that it could be related to atomic bomb testing that popped up in Nevada and Utah during the 1950s. The theory stems from the images of top hats that were featured throughout “Freak Show.” Fans believe the images are hinting toward “Operation Top Hat,” a “local field exercise” that the United State Army chemical corps conducted in 1953.