With Glee finishing up its sixth and final season, Lea Michele is looking for new work, and it appears that she’s found it.
— Ismi Novi Haryanti (@isminvh) January 10, 2015
Michele will have a part in Fox’s upcoming comedy horror anthology, Scream Queens, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television. The series, which is set to air next fall, “revolves around a college campus rocked by a series of murders,” according to Variety.
Michele will be reuniting with Glee producer Ryan Murphy for the project. Other producers include Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who also worked on Glee with Murphy and Michele.
Michele will be joining other notable actors for the comedy horror anthology. The first two stars confirmed were Jamie Lee Curtis of Halloween fame along with Emma Roberts, who worked on similar projects with Murphy like American Horror Story.
Fox announced just today that not only will Michele be joining the cast, but also Joe Manganiello, of True Blood and Magic Mike fame, Oscar Nominee Abigail Breslin, and Keke Palmer.
“Problem” pop star Ariana Grande is also set to have a recurring role in the series.
Many fans are excited to see Michele in a new role, sharing their excitement on Twitter.
— ~♫Samantha♫~ (@Sweet_Sam139) January 17, 2015
— crүsтαℓ ♡ (@DayDreamLikeAri) January 17, 2015
Michele is most notable for her work on Glee, but is also a Broadway star. Many thought Michele’s career after Glee would be a flop, but the star has big plans for 2015.
Besides starring in Scream Queens, Michele will be releasing her second book “following the success of her 2014 best-selling” first book, according to Playbill.
Michele’s first book, Brunette Ambition, was released in May of 2014, and the star says her second book will be available in fall of 2015. There is also talk of Michele possibly releasing a new album.
“Lea michele’s career ended with Glee.” 2015: new album(maybe), new book, NEW TV SHOW Lea be like pic.twitter.com/Lin64pZqkF
— ∞WeAreGlee☆ (@gleeek13) January 17, 2015
It appears that Michele will have a great year, and that her career will not end with Glee. It also looks like Fox producers can’t seem to “Let It Go” and plan on holding onto the rising star that is Lea Michele just a little bit longer.
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