Ryan Murphy is well-known for creating/co-creating a number of television series including “Nip/Tuck”, “Glee”, and “American Horror Story” to name a few. The creative master is showing no signs of slowing down and soon we can expect a brand new anthology series entitled “Scream Queens”. The show will be set as a horror-comedy, starring “American Horror Story” star Emma Roberts and horror veteran Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”).
“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing ‘Scream Queens’,” “We hope to create a whole new genre – comedy-horror – and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles, and we’re very grateful to Dana (Walden) and Gary (Newman) for their enthusiastic support.”
Fox TV Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman added:
“One of our top priorities at the network has been to get Ryan Murphy to create a new series for Fox. We loved every element of the pitch for this show — the genre-bending concept, which blends true horror with big comedic moments; the diverse and unforgettable characters and reuniting the phenomenal creative team that delivered Glee. Scream Queens will go straight to series. It’s a huge commitment and an expression of our faith in Ryan. We are ecstatic to have him, along with Brad, Ian and Dante as our partners on this exciting ride.”
Murphy will be joined by his “Glee” co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan as co-creators. Production is scheduled to begin early next spring for a premiere in fall 2015. “Scream Queens” will air on Fox with an expected run of 15-episode for season 1.
TVline shared some of the plot details:
“The first, 15-episode installment of Scream Queens revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.”