This was a no-brainer for “American Horror Story” fans, but co-creator Ryan Murphy finally confirmed the news on Friday – “AHS” alum Evan Peters is officially signed on for Season 5, “Hotel.” Murphy made the exciting announcement via Twitter:
This season, Evan Peters will be waiting for you in Room 64. #AHSHOTEL
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 24, 2015
Peters has starred in every season of "American Horror Story" so far, so viewers rightly assumed he'd be returning for Season 5. In Season 1 he portrayed troubled (and dead) teen Tate Langdon. During Season 2, "Asylum," fans fell in love with his character Kit Walker, a young man wrongly accused of murder and locked up at Briarcliff Institution. Season 3, "Coven," showed off a quieter side of Peters with his role as Kyle Spencer, a frat boy who was in the wrong party bus at the wrong time. Most recently, he took on the role of Jimmy Darling, aka Lobster Boy, in Season 4, "Freak Show."
Character details for Peters' new role are currently unknown, but he'll be starring beside some other "AHS" alums. Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Chlöe Sevigny, Wes Bentley and Matt Bomer have all been cast already. Newcomers for "Hotel" include Cheyenne Jackson and Lady Gaga.
Murphy’s tweet may have come with a little hint, though, about the coming season: Room 64. But what does it mean? Fingers crossed that it's just as frightening as Room 237 in “The Shining” (or Room 217 for book readers).