In conjunction with Entertainment Weekly, FOX has released three slick-looking posters for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming horror-comedy series, Scream Queens. Joining Ryan Murphy on Scream Queens, which is the story of a serial killer stalking a college campus, are American Horror Story and Glee alums Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, and Dante Di Loreto.
Although Emma Roberts and Keke Palmer are exclusively featured on the new posters, Scream Queens will bring in a full compliment of talented performers with such names as Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Oliver Hudson, Ariana Grande, and Nick Jonas already on the Scream Queens cast list.
If there’s anything that really sells Scream Queens as a college-oriented horror tale, it has to be Emma Roberts with her ruby red pouty lips and her big, puffy, pink sweaters. The Scream Queens star seems like the poster child for American sororities — except for that big knife. Although Scream Queens plot details are scarce, it has been leaked that Ms. Roberts will play sorority sister Chanel Oberlin.
Ryan Murphy has come forward to clear up some confusion regarding the nature of Scream Queens and how it will differ from his other hit, American Horror Story.
“It’s anthological in nature, but there’s a catch to it. I can’t reveal because it’s different than American Horror Story, which resets completely every year. This doesn’t do that.”
Mr. Murphy added that the Scream Queens plot revolves around a series of “bad things” happening, which all seem to be connected to that one campus sorority. Jamie Lee Curtis is someone Murphy admits he’s long admired and mentioned that he wrote Scream Queens with her in mind, so it’s not surprising that Ms. Curtis plays the primary protagonist. Ms. Curtis’ Scream Queens character steps up quickly in the season to take control of the girls and to attempt to find out who is responsible for the tragedies. Ryan added that the present day Scream Queens plot will be related to something that had happened twenty years in the past. It seems American Horror Story won’t be the only series to use flashbacks to tell the story.
The creator of Scream Queens also promised more mystery and intrigue.
“Every week, It’s really like a murder mystery. Who’s going to get knocked off? And who’s the killer? And not until the last episode do you find out who it is. And everybody has the motivation to be that killer.”
Scream Queens will premiere in the fall on FOX.
[Featured image: Emma Roberts courtesy of FOX]