Songwriters Hall Of Fame 46th Annual Induction And Awards - Arrivals"American Horror Story" is known for showcasing its stars' talent for singing. But according to series creator Ryan Murphy, the most high-profile singer in the new cast won't be participating in any musical numbers this season.

In an interview with Deadline, Murphy said that Lady Gaga, who's joined upcoming season "Hotel" in an undisclosed role, will not be singing a note. And she's not the only one: Murphy said that none of the cast members -- including fan favorites Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson and newcomers like Max Greenfield -- would participate in any numbers this season, despite clamoring from fans for more music.

"The interesting thing is we cast a lot of singers this season but I like that singers, for the most part, are always great actors because they know how to sell a story through song, through a scene," Murphy told Deadline. "I'm excited about that and I think that's why Gaga was excited about it; it's not something that she's ever done before. It's a pure acting part. I think people expect that she's going to be sitting in a bar in a white silk gown sort of singing songs — she is not."

While we now immediately want that image to happen, we sort of understand where Murphy's coming from. After all, the show has "horror" right there in the title, and it's hard to suspend disbelief about lurking danger when someone's warbling a show tune onscreen.

In fact, Murphy said, "AHS" will be delving deeper into its horror roots this season, and fans should prepare themselves for some seriously dark stuff.

"The upcoming season that we're doing is much more horror-based; it's much more dark," the showrunner told Deadline. "It's about a theme and an idea that's very close to my heart that I've always wanted to do that's a little bloodier and grislier I think than anything that we've done before; it's straight horror this year."

"American Horror Story: Hotel" debuts this October on FX.

[via: Deadline]

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