When Jessica Lange announced that Freak Show was going to be her last run on American Horror Story way back in 2013, everyone went into a frenzy. People took to Twitter to exclaim the show just wouldn't be the same without her while others resorted to pure denial, arguing that she'll probably return at some point down the line even though she had previously stated she was "done with AHS."
Well, it turns out the latter weren't so far off the mark after all as showrunner Ryan Murphy has revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that her return to the series is "always possible". Adding even more fuel to the fire, the 49-year-old creator also said: "She'll be back -- she's not gone forever. She wants to come back, we just have to come up with something."
As if that revelation wasn't enough for hardcore fans to get excited about, in the same interview, Murphy gave a little insight into new lead, Lady Gaga's character, confirming that she will be playing a form of "bloodsucker" that will be several hundred years old.
"I prefer the term 'ancient blood virus,'" he told EW. "It's not vampires. It's really a form of haemophilia in a way. There's no capes and fangs. She is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people. She has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode."
A show insider also explained a bit about Elizabeth (Gaga): "Her character is the hotel owner and the mother of 10 identical vampires who are eight-years-old. They're played by children and are very creepy!"
Lovers of the show can hardly wait for October to come around so that they can finally sink their teeth into the long-awaited Hotel. But the agonising wait between instalments might not be so long next year, as Murphy also told EW that he's contemplating making two seasons of the hugely-success anthology series in 2016. "Next year we might do a fall American Horror Story and a spring," he explained to the publication. "We have to decide."
"We're doing something that we've never done before on the show where we're doing two different groups of writer's rooms. Some of our writers will be bouncing around but a whole different group coming in late August. The next thing we're crafting up is very, very different than this. Not smaller. But just not opulent. More rogue and more dark."
American Horror Story: Hotel will air its first episode on Wednesday 7 October on FX.