Fox’s Scream Queens Will Include Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin And Joe Manganiello


Fox's Scream Queens Will Include Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin And Joe Manganiello

Fox is assembling a remarkably high-profile cast for its upcoming Ryan Murphy anthology series Scream Queens. In addition to previously-cast series leads Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, the comedy-horror series will star Lea Michele (Fox’s Glee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss SunshineZombieland), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) and Joe Manganiello (HBO’s True Blood). Meanwhile, Victorious co-star and breakout chanteuse Ariana Grande has landed a recurring role.

Whether all those actors will be singing as well as acting is unclear, but it’s a sure thing that Michele, Palmer and Grande will belt out at least a few numbers. Breslin is a likely candidate for a singing role, too, seeing as she showcased her vocal abilities in the little-seen drama Janie Jones back in 2010 and has also been an occasional member of dream-pop band Stargroves.

The stacked cast is less surprising when you consider the show’s pedigree. Scream Queens hails from Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan; that talented trio will exec-produce alongside Dante Di Loreto. It will reportedly adhere to the same anthology format of Murphy and Falchuk’s American Horror Story franchise on FX, which Di Loreto also exec-produces; this first season centers on a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders.

It sounds reminiscient of slasher pics like Halloween and (especially with Roberts and Curtis in the cast) Scream, but it’s a good bet that Scream Queens‘ blend of music and murder will set it apart from other recent horror fare on the small screen. If it can strike a similar tone to the terrific Stage FrightScream Queens, which enters production this spring with a planned fall 2015 premiere for its 15-episode first season, could very well be must-see television. As it is, we’re just excited that Fox is taking a chance on a horror series that isn’t The Following or American Idol.

Source: Deadline

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