Max Greenfield is temporarily trading in his iconic “New Girl” quips for a killer new story line. That’s right, the funny man has been cast in Season 5 of the terrifying FX series “American Horror Story.” And according to reports, the actor’s upcoming role in “Hotel” will definitely surprise fans.

“This October, Max Greenfield (like you’ve never seen him) is checking in to the hotel…..but not checking out. #AHSHotel,” Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the chilling horror series, teased on Monday via Twitter.

Could the mastermind behind the disturbing series be hinting at a possible death for Greenfield’s character? Or should the actor prepare for his character to have a permanent stay at the hotel similar to the plot of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado”? (We could picture Greenfield’s character getting horrifically sealed into the walls of the hotel.)

Murphy, an Emmy-award winning showrunner is no stranger to tantalizing audiences with clues. Throughout the past four seasons of the beloved series, he has snuck Easter eggs into several scenes of the series, playfully suggesting what fans could anticipate from the drama. So, was Murphy’s tweet another tongue-in-cheek move?

Greenfield is the latest actor to join the star-studded cast of “Hotel.” Thus far, Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates have been confirmed to appear in the fifth installment set to premiere in October.

Sound off in the comments section below with what your theories regarding the fate of Greenfield’s character are and don’t forget to tune in to Season 5 of “American Horror Story: Hotel” in October.