Newswire: Angela Bassett also returning to stories about returning to American Horror Story

As part of the weekly effort to remind you that American Horror Story exists without giving you enough details to remember how disappointing it’s become, FX has announced that Angela Bassett will also be returning for its fifth season alongside so many other recurring players. That list so far includes Kathy Bates, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, and Matt Bomer—alongside new players Cheyenne Jackson and Lady Gaga. Bassett’s joining leaves only the possible returns of Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Danny Huston, and/or Zachary Quinto to fill out the next several months of squeezing news updates out of a series that doesn’t premiere until October, and will ultimately make all the build-up seem sort of silly in retrospect. See you next week.

On last season’s Freak Show, Bassett played Desiree Dupree, a woman …

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