American Horror Story veteran Sarah Paulson is returning for the fifth installment Hotel, the next chapter in Ryan Murphy's hit anthology series for FX. AHS: Hotel represents Paulson's fifth appearance in the series, having previously starred in the recently completed AHS: Freak Show, as well as AHS: Coven, AHS: Asylum and AHS: Murder House. Paulson joins previously announced stars Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloë Sevigny.
Paulson has received two Primetime Emmy Award® nominations for American Horror Story and, among other awards, won the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries in 2011 for AHS: Asylum. Paulson starred as "Bette Tattler/Dot Tattler" in the most recent installment, Freak Show. Prior to that, she played "Cordelia Foxx" on AHS: Coven, "Lana Winters" on AHS: Asylum and "Billie Dean Howard" on AHS: Murder House.
Paulson has also joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's next anthology series for FX, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, as prosecutor Marcia Clark. She will appear in the feature films Carol, from Todd Haynes, and The Runner, starring Nicolas Cage. Production of the 13-episode Hotel will begin in Los Angeles in late summer, and will air on FX in October. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.