Looks like Jamie Lee Curtis is heading back to the screen, but this time it’s on a television series. American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy has tapped Jamie Lee Curtis along with Emma Roberts for the new Fox television show Scream Queens. An apt title for a project that Curtis is now involved in.
Roberts’ casting is a great fit as well as she has spent the last two years working up the ranks on Murphy’s FX show American Horror Story. In her debut season on American Horror Story: Coven, she had a large involvement in the story and is still present in the current season. Coincidentally enough, Roberts is a bit of a scream queen herself as she took over the franchise for Scream in Scream 4.
For those who aren’t aware, Jamie Lee Curtis is the reason why we use the term scream queen. She is one of a few ladies that made Hollywood coin the term. Curtis was in the original Halloween franchise and other horror films like Prom Night, The Fog, and Terror Train.
According to Entertainment Weekly,Scream Queens has a 15 episode order, which is rare. Usually, when a show is picked up, its based on the pilot, and even then, it’s usually a wait and see for a full season pick up or a 13 episode order. The fact that Fox is picking up 15 episodes says that they’re confident in Murphy and working partner Brad Falchuk’s abilities. At this point, they would be silly not to think so with the duo’s popular show Glee closing out, and their large success with American Horror Story. It’s safe to say that this is going to be a huge hit for Fox.
Murphy’s fan base is already extremely excited about this magical duo.
Ryan Murphy’s new show SCREAM QUEENS is going to star the scream queen herself, Jamie-Lee Curtis. Honestly more excited for this than AHS S5
— Luke Penny (@itsmelukepenny) December 8, 2014
Wasn’t sure about ‘Scream Queen’s before now, but Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts? You got me, Ryan. http://t.co/3sUkWcnlND
— Emily Gagne (@emilygagne) December 8, 2014
The original(well daughter of the original) scream queen, @Curtisleejamie,will be on Ryan Murphy’s new show,”Scream Queens”!
— TheNutritionSoldier (@DecodnLyfe) December 8, 2014
Right now, we don’t know when Fox plans on airing the series as it hasn’t even gone into production yet, but perhaps an October 2015 start? It would be just in time for the trick or treat season.
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