Scream Queens

Production team Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan (‘Glee’) are bringing the chills to Fox this fall with ‘Scream Queens’ a tongue-in-cheek spin on the slasher movie concept.  On the MTV series, ‘Scream’ based on the hit 90s post-modern slasher flicks– populated by kids who grew up watching such flicks, know what NOT to do to survive and do the wrong thing anyway– one character, Noah (played by John Karna), commented that the idea of a slasher movie could never work as a TV series.  And in that case… well, they might have been right.  But here’s hoping that Murphy and Falchuk, who created the hit ‘American Horror Story’ can succeed when ‘Scream’ fell short.

‘Scream Queens’ debuts on Fox on September 22 and as a sample, the extended opening title sequence, showcasing the stars of the new series AHS alum Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer, as well as Scream Kings Glen Powell and Diego Boneta.  The show is dripping with blood, but also a sense of campy humor.  So while the show might be loaded with frights, expect a fun, spoof feel as well.

Series regulars include Oliver Hudson, Nasim Pedrad, Lucien Laviscount, Billie Lourde and the Queen of Scream Queens, Jamie Lee Curtis.  Special guest stars include ‘Reno 911’ vet Niecy Nash suitably playing a sassy security guard and pop stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.  And just to make you feel insanely old, ‘Buffy”s Charisma Carpenter as the MOTHER of Grande’s character.

Murphy revealed that unlike ‘Scream’, ‘Scream Queens’ will include the death of a cast member in every episode.

“It’s very much like ‘Ten Little Indians’. There’s a real tune-in factor because it’s like, Who’s going to be picked off this week? And also who is the killer? Every episode, you get clues as to who the killer is going to be and then all of these clues accumulate.  Whoever survives—and there will be people who will survive—they will go on next season to a new location and a new terror. Unlike ‘Horror Story’, which completely reboots, this has some of the continuity in that some of the characters and some of the relationships continue into a new world.”

Predictably, the (first) killer’s identity won’t be revealed until the last episode of the first season.

Are you ready for some stabby-stabby action?  (After the lackluster ‘Scream’, I know I am!)  Tune in to ‘Scream Queens’ when it debuts on Fox on Tuesday September 22, 2015.

Source: Screen Rant