She's Back! Lily Rabe Confirmed For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL & Ryan Murphy Reveals New Details

She's Back! Lily Rabe Confirmed For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL & Ryan Murphy Reveals New Details

She's Back! Lily Rabe Confirmed For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL & Ryan Murphy Reveals New DetailsA fan favorite returns to AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL!

Broadway headliner currently starring in CYMBELINE as part of Shakespeare In The Park, series regular Lily Rabe is confirmed to return in a brand new real-life-based role for the new season of FX's hit horror anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY, subtitled HOTEL according to a new report by the Los Angeles Times, available here.

According to a new interview with creator Ryan Murphy at this weekend's Television Critics Association tour, Rabe will portray real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos, famously depicted in the Academy Award-winning drama MONSTER starring Charlize Theron.

Murphy shares, "We're doing a two-part, well, we always do a two-part Halloween episode, but our Halloween episode this year is called 'Devil's Night'."

Murphy continued, "I'm directing it because I love the script so much, when we finished it I said, 'I can't give this to anybody else.' Lily Rabe is coming to that episode. And she's playing Aileen Wuornos, which is really fun and bizarre."

Murphy concluded, "I don't want to give too much away but I will tell you that she's at the centerpiece of that, and that's who she's playing."

Check out the original article on the matter here.

Previously, Rabe has appeared in all four seasons of the show, ranging from a prominent leading storyline in seasons two and three as well as featured roles on the first and most recent installments.

In addition to Lady Gaga, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL stars returning favorites and fresh faces including Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Darren Criss, Naomi Campbell, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, Max Greenfield and Cheyenne Jackson.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL returns on FX on October 7.

Lily Rabe appeared on Broadway and beyond in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, SEMINAR, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE AMERICAN PLAN, CRIMES OF THE HEART, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS and more. Her film credits include ALL GOOD THINGS, NO RESERVATIONS, WHAT JUST HAPPENED and more in addition to several TV appearances ranging from THE GOOD WIFE to THE WHISPERS to LAW & ORDER and beyond.

View the most recent teaser for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL below!


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