‘Twilight’s Taylor Lautner Joins ‘Scream Queens’

Taylor Lautner joins Scream Queens
Taylor Lautner (Photo © Richard Chavez)

Fox’s horror series Scream Queens has added Twilight star Taylor Lautner to its cast for season two. Lautner will be a series regular and is set to play a character named Dr. Cassidy Cascade. Lautner joins fellow Scream Queens newbie John Stamos as well as returning cast members Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Glen Powell and Niecy Nash for the second season which will premiere on September 20, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT.

The second season moves from high school to a hospital where “fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation.” Lautner’s Dr. Cassidy Cascade is described as a MD who has a strange medical condition and turns into a suspect when deaths begin occurring at the hospital.

Scream Queens season one earned high ratings for Fox, snagging the title of the #1 new comedy series. The series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, and the trio also serve as writers, directors, and executive producers of the horror comedy. Alexis Martin Woodall (American Horror Story: Hotel) is also on board as an executive producer.

In addition to playing a hunky werewolf in the Twilight film series, Lautner’s credits include Cuckoo, The Ridiculous 6, Tracers, Grown Ups 2, and Abduction.