A veteran actor known for his roles on NBC’s “Chuck” and USA’s “White Collar” is headed back to TV with a starring role opposite Lady Gaga on season five of FX’s “American Horror Story” anthology. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that Matt Bomer will play a lead role in “American Horror Story: Hotel.”
Cheyenne Jackson will also be a part of the show. The announcements came as Jessica Lange revealed that she is leaving the series after being a star of the first four seasons, as we reported previously.
The series is created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
Details about Bomer’s character on “Hotel” are not being revealed, but when he was asked about his relationship to Lady Gaga’s character, the actor said: “I can’t confirm or deny that there might be a love interest.”
Andreeva notes: “This marks Bomer’s return to the ‘AHS’ franchise after a guest starring stint in the most recent ‘Freak Show’ installment. Bomer has a long history with Murphy — the actor won a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice TV Award for his role in Murphy’s HBO movie ‘The Normal Heart.’ He also guest starred on Murphy’s Fox series ‘Glee’ (also co-created by Falchuk) and NBC comedy ‘The New Normal.'”
Bomer also received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2014 for “The Normal Heart.”