American Horror Story: Hotel is sharing the first good look at Lady Gaga as The Countess. This will mark the fifth season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror anthology series, which has so far featured a range of time periods and locations, but usually maintains a few of the same actors across seasons.
American: Horror Story Hotel will focus on the Hotel Cortez, which was built in 1930 by James March (Evan Peters). The building is designed in such a way as to facilitate the Countess’ murderous activities, with a labyrinthine structure and plenty of dead ends and secret rooms. This season the show will be moving through two different time periods: 1930, when the hotel was still new, and the present day, after The Countess has acquired the property. The Countess is a glamorous socialite, but she’s also a deadly woman who wears a sharp chainmail glove and has an insatiable thirst for blood and sex.