Ryan Murphy Teases New TV Show ‘Scream Queens’

by Jordan McGuire on February 19, 2015

American Horror Story and Glee scribe Ryan Murphy teases Scream Queens for Fox. This new horror comedy appropriately released a teaser on Friday the 13th. In the teaser, a blonde teen chews gum and blows an childishly large bubble. As she pulls her best Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson eyebrow raise, a knife thrashes through the frame exploding her happy-go-lucky bubble and blood fills the screen, unveiling the Scream Queens logo. Although it’s only a quick tease, it makes clear the direction of the show.

Emma-Roberts-webThe anthology series will star Jamie Lee Curtis, who got her start in the 1978 film, Halloween, and then crafted her trade over the past three decades. Scream Queens will also star American Horror Story: Freak Show actress Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin and Lea Michele (Glee). Ryan Murphy has found chemistry with Emma Roberts and Lea Michele and has fit them into his new series. Abigail Breslin has come along way from playing the adorably quirky beauty pageant-hopeful Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine. Breslin is poised for playing a role in a horror comedy as she starred in the underrated film Zombieland.

The first season of the series revolves around a college campus that is defined by a chain of murders. Nick Jonas and current pop sensation Ariana Grande are set for recurring guest-star roles. Scream Queens is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television. The series will be filmed in New Orleans. Its timely release date will be in October 2015, just in time for spooky Halloween mayhem.