FOX Greenlights “Scream Queens” from Ryan Murphy for Fall 2015

Now that Glee is winding up it’s 6 season run (the series finale will air sometime in the spring) the producers of the musical comedy, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan are setting their sights on a new series for FOX.

Scream Queens, a new “gender bending comedy” has received a straight to series order (meaning no pilot necessary!) from the network . The anthology will air it’s first 15 one-hour episode installment beginning in fall 2015. The new show goes into production this spring.

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According to the press release, the first season will revolve around a college campus which is “rocked by a series of murders.”  I wonder how many Glee alums will be tapped for roles? I would not be surprised if Ryan Murphy favorite, Lea Michele ends up in the cast.

Just like Ryan’s American Horror Story over at FX, Scream Queens is an anthology and will feature a completely different setting and storyline each season it airs.

This is definitely the way for Ryan to go. He can hang with a series for about 15 episodes before he gets bored and it goes off the rails.  His AHS, currently in its 4th season, is as popular as ever, because it reboots to a new story before it has the chance to take a nosedive.

“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queen,” said Ryan. “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, and we’re very grateful to Dana [Walden]and Gary [Newman] [FOX chiefs] for their enthusiastic support.”

So, they’re looking for newcomers to take the leads? I still would be shocked if some Glee alum didn’t appear here and there at LEAST.

“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,” said Walden and Newman. “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 is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association Ryan Murphy Television. The series is co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto will serve as executive producers.

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  1. I know you can’t copyright titles, but “Scream Queens” was the name of a reality TV competition where the prize was a role in a horror movie.

  2. Series of murders doesn’t sound too comedic. We’ll see. Unless the Glee stars have something better going, I can see several of them in this new series.

  3. “We hope to create a whole new genre – comedy-horror…”

    This does not sound good. IMO.

    Newer than “The Munsters”, but with more horror? More comedic than “The Adams Family”? Better writing than “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or “Angel” ? Seriously, I doubt Murphy and his stable can outdo the scripts from Whedon. Or maybe it’s all “Beetlejuice”, all the time. But how is this a new genre? I hope it’s not a continuous riff on the stupid decisions made by characters in a horror movie – there’s already a commercial that has that covered – not to mention plenty of jokes out there about hiding in the cellar, over by the chainsaws. *snerk*.

  4. The original Scream Queen was Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween. It would only be proper etiquette to offer her the protagonist role, like Jessica Lange does in American Horror Story.

  5. You wrote “gender bending” instead of “genre bending,” which gives quite a different impression. Unlike comedy-horror, that might have actually been novel.

  6. Yeah, I thought it was, well you know. So genre makes so much more sense.

  7. We hope to create a whole new genre – comedy-horror

    Not really a whole new genre. See, you don’t create everything, Ryan Murphy. You think you do, but you don’t. Comedy-horror has been around for a little bit now.

  8. I’m sure this is what Ryan got in return of them cutting 11 episodes of glee.

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