Lady Gaga Joins the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel

Photo courtesy of LadyGaga.com

Photo courtesy of LadyGaga.com

Lady Gaga will be joining the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel singer announced in a twitter video on Wednesday.

The Grammy award-winning pop phenom is set to star in series’ fifth season as a series regular according to a report released by the Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes on the heels of Gaga’s critically praised tribute to The Sound of Music at the 2015 Academy Awards this past Sunday.

Gaga – a.k.a. Stefani Germanotta- is the first confirmed casting of the newest season of the popular FX show.

Writer and producer for the show, Ryan Murphy, said late last year he was looking for a “big star” to fill Jessica Lange‘s spot.

Lange announced in a statement in 2014 that the most recent season American Horror Story: Freakshow would be her last.

Fans have been responding overwhelming positively to the news of Gaga’s casting.

The show is set to premier sometime later this year in October.