'American Horror Story' season 6 news: Angela Bassett teases new role, says Lady Gaga may return


After receiving a Golden Globe for her part as the Countess in FX’s anthology horror series “American Horror Story” season 5, rumors have it that Lady Gaga will more likely come back to portray another interesting new character in the next installment.

According to Entertainment Weekly, fellow star Angela Bassett teased the new season and shared some details about working with the singer. “It was exciting. You knew she’d be an formidable force and foe and indeed she was.” she said.

When pressed on if Gaga will join another narrative, “I hear, I think, perhaps that she’s out to return. She had a good time with us,” the actress replied.

Reports claim that Murphy has offered Gaga to sign up for season 6, but she has yet to give the confirmation of her involvement. Speculations suggest that she may be considering her music career first before agreeing to the opportunity to act.

Bassett also hinted that co-creator Ryan Murphy divulged information when it comes to her upcoming new role. “He did tell me at the Golden Globes that I would imbibe a little bit too much and yet I was very inuitive also and maybe Sarah [Paulson] was somehow the boss of me,” Bassett added.

In her interview on TV show “Larry King Now,” Bassett revealed that she is the first confirmed casting for the roster, “I am. Yeah, I signed up after that first year.”

Fans may remember that Bassett has played several roles in the series such as the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in “Coven,” three-breasted hermaphrodite Desiree Dupree in “Freak Show” and recently, the vengeful Ramona Royale in “Hotel.” She has been nominated in the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries, Television Movie or Dramatic Special for two successive years, 2014 and 2015.

The 57-year-old actress tried to explain why the show has been so well-received, “With the first one, there was a little history, but there was also a little tongue and cheek, not taking itself too seriously, a little over the top theatricality. I think all those things, all that mix, and then little comments on culture and the times and sexism and racism and ageism. A little of not being afraid to address those issues,” she stated.

Season 6 of “American Horror Story” is expected to air sometime in autumn.