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Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele and more join Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'

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Ryan Murphy has found the next generation of horror stars.

Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Lea Michele (Glee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), and Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex) have joined the cast of his new comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens, Fox announced at the Television Critics Association’s winter TV press event. Additionally, pop star Ariana Grande has been tapped for a recurring role.

The first installment of the anthology series tells the story of a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders. As previously announced, Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts will also star.

The limited series hails from Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, all executive producers on Glee and American Horror Story.

The 15-episode first season will begin production this spring and is slated to debut in the fall.

More from Fox’s press tour event:

Fox’s ‘Grease’ to star Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough

Fox confirms ‘X-Files’ reboot talks (and would love more ‘Prison Break’ too)

How Fox plans to fix ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Fox’s ‘Grease’ to star Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough

Fox renews ‘Gotham,’ ‘Empire’ (after only two episodes!)

Fox in talks for more ’24’ — possibly without Kiefer Sutherland

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