WASHINGTON (AFP) - Big news for Lady Gaga's legions of Little Monsters - she is headed to a television screen near you, in what is sure to be a creepy role.
The quirky pop diva announced on Twitter that she will star in season five of American Horror Story, and revealed the FX show's new theme - Hotel.
"Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel," the star tweeted, along with a short black and white clip of herself in a thick black mask, which she removes before whispering, Hotel.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015
The clip also reveals her name in the script used for the show's credits and its start date - "October".
Gaga's announcement had been retweeted more than 70,000 times in about three hours, including by series co-creator Ryan Murphy - who is also the brains behind high-school musical series Glee.
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, has had small roles in a few films including Men in Black 3 - and an uncredited appearance in an episode of The Sopranos - but this will be her first starring role as an actress.
American Horror Story - an anthology series with a different plot each season, but a repertory cast of actors - was in search of a new star.
Jessica Lange, who won two Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe for her work on the show, bowed out after four seasons.