Fox has ordered comedy-horror anthology series from — who else? —Ryan Murphy.
Scream Queens, described as a "gender-bending, comedy-horror" show, tells the story of a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders. The first season will include 15 one-hour episodes and each subsequent season will feature a new setting and story line.
"I knew I wanted to work with Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens," Murphy said in a statement. "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] for their enthusiastic support."
Added Walden and Newman, the chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, "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. 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 [Di Loreto], as our partners on this exciting ride."
Production is scheduled to begin in the spring for a premiere next fall.
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