Comic-Con International 2015 - "American Horror Story" And "Scream Queens" PanelIt's confirmed: "American Horror Story" fans are going to want check in to "Hotel" and never check out.

We already knew "American Horror Story: Hotel" was shaping up to be a killer installment of the Emmy-winning FX anthology series, but after showrunner Ryan Murphy spilled a bunch of beans during the show's panel at Comic-Con 2015 today, it's clear that it's also going to be a very satisfying trip for fans looking to revisit characters from series past.

"We have a long-term plan with the show. Things are connected," Murphy revealed. "So characters are connected to different seasons. [Pepper] obviously is the first. This season you'll see more and more of that. Characters from previous seasons will come back and check into the hotel. It's part of a connected universe with a pretty cool thesis statement at the end of the run."

Murphy also chatted about the buzziest addition to the "AHS: Hotel" cast, Lady Gaga, who wasn't in attendance. But, sadly, those looking for the ostentatious performer to go full Gaga are in for some disappointment: She will NOT be singing. He explained that Gaga wrote to him as a fan of the show and asked if he would ever consider putting her on it. Her one stipulation? "I want to be evil." Yes! The only other tidbit he served up was that her role involves fashion, adding "You want her to look a certain way." Sounds like we'll get a bit of the Gaga we already know and love, after all.

If you're thinking that -- outside of Gaga -- "AHS: Hotel" is going to serve up more of the same (hey, it's pretty much the same cast), think again. Murphy is still looking to make your jaw drop. After acknowledging that Sarah Paulson, who has starred in each iteration of "American Horror Story," has survived every season so far, the showrunner admitted "We gotta change that right away ... but not in the way that you might think."

A twist on a death in AHS? We would have it any other way.

"American Horror Story: Hotel" premieres in October on FX. Additional reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer.