Major American Horror Story Casting Shake-Up: Goodbye Jessica Lange, Hello Matt Bomer

jessica-lange-american-horror-story-coven-premiereLike those who stopped watching halfway through Freak Show, Jessica Lange is done with American Horror Story.

Lange has officially confirmed that she will not appear in the next or any subsequent seasons.

She told an AHS panel at PaleyFest in Los Angeles:

“Yes, I’m done. We’ve had a great run here. I absolutely love doing these four characters, and in all madness, I love the writers and Ryan and the insanity of shooting it.”

But as is to be expected, there are still plenty of interesting tidbits about season 5 that will get us to tune in.

Matt Bomer, who made a guest appearance in one episode of Freak Show, will have a meatier role in Hotel. He said of co-star Lady Gaga, “I can’t confirm nor deny that there will be a romantic relationship.”

Also joining the cast is Cheyenne Jackson of Glee, so maybe that whole pseudo-musical thing will carry over from Freakshow. Brush up on your Bowie.

In honor of the truly irreplaceable Jessica Lange, here’s a video of her bitchiest lines from seasons 1 & 2. We hope someone out there has the time to add in 3 & 4: