Fittingly released on this past Friday the 13th, Ryan Murphy, creator of hit shows Glee and American Horror Story, presented his Twitter followers with the first teaser for Scream Queens, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The Scream Queens clip is short and, aside from that sudden splatter of blood, quite unrevealing as far as what Scream Queens might have in store for potential viewers, but it was enough to to whet the appetites of horror fans throughout the world wide web. Luckily for those too anxious to wait for the premiere of Scream Queens this fall, the American Horror Story creator has also released the current cast list and it is impressive.
Promoted as a half hour horror/comedy show with a plot summary that seems reminiscent of Wes Craven’s Scream films, with a college campus rocked by a series of grisly murders, Scream Queens boasts such heavyweight names as horror diva Jamie Lee Curtis, Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin (Zombieland), and American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts. Keke Palmer and Glee alum Lea Michele will also star in Scream Queens.
Although not scheduled to be series regulars, pop music sensations Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande will also be seen in recurring roles, according to Variety.
It seems unlikely to really know what to expect from Scream Queens, but it’s often true that the best projects are those tackled with enthusiasm and passion, so the fact that the creator of Glee and American Horror Story is so enthusiastic is even more promising than that peppy yet bloody teaser.
“We are having a blast writing Scream Queens. 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.”
Ryan Murphy isn’t the only one excited to see Scream Queens realized on television. He is clearly valued as a creator of top notch entertainment by Fox. Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, Walden and Newman, released a statement expressing their deep admiration for Mr. Murphy’s talents.
“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…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.”
Scream Queens will premiere on Fox this fall with a 15-episode season, giving American Horror Story fans even more of Ryan Murphy’s special brand of blood and humor.
Another American Horror Story alum made news recently, when she became the first model with Down Syndrome to walk the runway at Fashion Week.