We should all be ashamed for not being able to see this coming. Lady Gaga, the singer who has worn meat as a dress, been puked on in the name of art, and berthed herself from an egg at the Grammys, has signed on to star in the fifth season of American Horror Story.
After taking on a fucked-up-carnival theme for season four, no details have been revealed for the next installment of Ryan Murphy's anthology series. UPDATE: Lady Gaga just tweeted this, which may or may not give away the theme of the fifth season:
Landing Gaga is huge, and it more or less ensures that the upcoming season will be an enormous hit no matter what. The records that Freak Show broke last year probably won't last long.
This casting just makes way too much sense. And we gotta say, after she went full-on show tune singer in 2014—along with her very vanilla Tony Bennett and Sound of Music performances at the Grammys and Oscars, respectively—it's going to be really nice to see the weird, old Gaga return and try to shock/gross the hell out of people.
And sing a lot, of course. This is a Ryan Murphy show after all.