AHS Hotel episode 2
Evan Peters as Hotel Cortez owner, James March in AHS Hotel FX

After a terrifying debut, American Horror Story Hotel returns with an all new episode this Wednesday, 14 October at 10pm EST on FX Networks. Episode 2 is titled, Chutes and Ladders, where detective John Lowe learns about the sadistic first owner of The Hotel Cortez.

The official synopsis of the episode reads as follows:

Fashion mogul Will Drake brings couture to the Hotel Cortez. A model catches The Countess's eye. John learns about the hotel's sadistic first owner. Written by Tim Minear; directed by Bradley Bueker.

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The upcoming episode will mark the debut of Evan Peters as James March, the sadistic man who builds the Hotel Cortez in the 1930s. Fans will also get to see Naomi Campbell as Claudia Bankson, a fashion editor, while Finn Wittrock will play the male model, Tristan Duffy.

Meanwhile, show creator Ryan Murphy teased that Evan Peters' role in AHS Hotel "is the best role ever". He told Entertainment Weekly, "You get to meet Mr. March who is Evan Peters. I think this is Evan's best role we've ever done. Usually Evan is the tortured good guy or the tortured ingénue. But this year we decided to go a very different route and just make him perhaps the worst human being to have ever lived.

"So he's the bad guy and you get to really meet him and how he built the hotel. It's loosely inspired by HH Holmes and that hotel of horrors he made," he added.

Actress Angela Bassett, previewed her twisted character Ramona Royale and her relationship with her former lover, The Countess (Lady Gaga), in an interview with Yahoo TV.

Bassett teased, "She [Ramona Royale] is an LA girl who grew up on the outskirts. She made herself successful, but she still wants to go mainstream and wants to be considered for all kinds of roles and to get that success might mean compromising herself a little bit."

"She is opposed to doing that, until she meets someone that sees her potential for what it is. She meets Lady Gaga's character and suddenly she questions how far is too far to get what she wants in her life and career? She falls into a relationship with her that is beneficial, until it's not," she stressed.