Bassett featured as Desiree Dupree in the recently completed American Horror Story: Freak Show and previously as Marie Laveau in American Horror Story: Coven. It is not known yet what her character in Hotel will be called, or what part it’ll have in the story.
Also set to return are Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, Chloë Sevigny and Matt Bomer, who are all alumni of the American Horror Story Franchise.
Season 5 of AHS is expected to return this October.
AHS airs on FX, and is produced by Twentieth Century Fox.