Ryan Murphy’s new Fox series Scream Queens just landed two big names: Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Scream Queens is a new horror-comedy anthology series with a debut season that revolves around a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders.
Both castings seem very fitting: Roberts has been on Murphy’s more hardcore American Horror Story franchise on FX, appearing in Coven and Freak Show. Plus, Roberts co-starred in the horror-comedy film Scream 4. Curtis was one of Hollywood’s original scream queens, having starred in John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic Halloween, plus other horror titles like The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train, in addition to non-horror titles like True Lies.
Fox has ordered 15 Scream Queens episodes for a planned debut next fall. The series is co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan, and Dante Di Loreto will serve as executive producers.