By Tim Stack
Updated July 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Michele K. Short/FX

UPDATE 08/12: Following EW’s exclusive announcement of Rabe’s return, we can now confirm that the AHS alum will portray Aileen Wuornos for the Halloween episodes of Hotel. The detail about Rabe’s character was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

EARLIER: American Horror Story: Hotel is about to add another AHS alum to its ranks: EW has exclusively learned that Lily Rabe, who has appeared on all four seasons of the FX anthology series, is in talks to play a — gasp! — serial killer on Hotel.

The actress, currently appearing on ABC’s The Whispers, would portray a famous murderer who has stayed at the titular hotel.

Rabe most recently appeared last season on Freak Show, when her Asylum character, Sister Mary Eunice, popped up in a flashback involving Pepper (Naomi Grossman). In season 1, she portrayed loony mother/ghost Nora Montgomery and, in season 3’s Coven, she was hippie witch/Stevie Nicks superfan Misty Day.

American Horror Story: Hotel premieres in October on FX and stars Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, and Cheyenne Jackson.


From now until our huge fall TV preview which hits newsstands Sept. 10, EW is bringing you 50 scoops in 50 days. Follow the hashtag #50Scoops50Days on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest, and check for all the news and surprises.

American Horror Story: Lady Gaga checks in with new Hotel teaser

Evan Peters checks into American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Paulson is officially a 4-time Emmy nominee: ‘I can’t imagine it would ever get old’

WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television and music.