Fox has ordered up a new comedy-horror anthology series from American Horror Story executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto. Scream Queens has received a straight-to-series order of 15 episodes which will air next fall.
As with American Horror Story, additional seasons will have new settings and storylines. Season one will revolve around a “college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.”
“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,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “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.”
“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens,” said Ryan Murphy. “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 and Gary for their enthusiastic support.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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