Less than a month after MTV’s Scream closes out its debut summer season, FOX hits us with another show about sins from the past wreaking havoc, with Scream Queens, premiering September 22nd on FOX. Scream Queens stars past and present women of horror, in a new series about a devil-clad killer stalking sorority girls at the Kappa House, led by American Horror Story’s Emma Roberts. Other young stars including Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin, Glee star Lea Michele, Syler Samuels, and controversial pop star Ariana Grande. Oh, and there’s this other “scream queen” you may have heard of… JAMIE LEE CURTIS!
“Scream your face off” with the synopsis and videos below.
Curtis will play Dean Cathy Munsch and in the video below, she tries to assure her campus that everything is fine, and rumors of the “Red Devil” must be put down. Meanwhile, we see said Red Devil using a butcher’s knife, garden shears, and even a chainsaw to slaughter scantily clad pledges. The show promises murders, mystery, and dark comedy. After spending my summers with Scream on MTV, I’m now excited be spending my fall with the Scream Queens of FOX.
Scream Queens is created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk (Glee, American Horror Story) and Ian Brennan (Glee), and debuts with a 2-hour premiere on Tuesday, September 22nd at 8:00 on FOX. In the other video below, Murphy describes the show as “Heathers meets Friday the 13th.” Ummm… Yes please!
FOX’s press release:
(Series Premiere: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT; Time Period Premiere: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)
The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”).
Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN CATHY MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.
An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part slasher flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next victim.
SCREAM QUEENS has an all-star cast, including Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Lea Michele (“Glee”), Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Zombieland,” “August: Osage County”), Nasim Pedrad (“Mulaney,” “Saturday Night Live”), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Skyler Samuels (“American Horror Story: Coven”), Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”), newcomer Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta (“Rock of Ages”), Glen Powell (“The Expendables 3”), Lucien Laviscount (“Episodes”), Niecy Nash (“Getting On,” “The Soul Man”), pop superstar and actor Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”) and Grammy Award nominee and actress Ariana Grande.
SCREAM QUEENS is from Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, who also serve as writers and directors on the series. SCREAM QUEENS is executive-produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Alexis Martin Woodall (“American Horror Story: Hotel”). “Like” SCREAM QUEENS onFacebook at facebook.com/ScreamQueensFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @ScreamQueens and join the discussion using #screamqueens. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @ScreamQueensFOX.
Scream Queens (FOX) “Scream Your Face Off” Promo
Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.
SCREAM QUEENS | Official Trailer
The new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in a sorority house.
SCREAM QUEENS | Inside Look
Creator Ryan Murphy and cast members Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer give an inside look at the high-gloss, terrifying and hilarious new series SCREAM QUEENS, SERIES PREMIERE TUE SEPTEMBER 22 on FOX!