A tiny bit of information about Jerry O’Connell’s mystery character in Season 2 of “Scream Queens” has been revealed.
O’Connell’s addition to the FOX series was announced last July. At the time, Entertainment Weekly reported that the 42-year-old actor will recur in the upcoming installment and will make his series debut in the season premiere. Now, TVLine — which shared a first-look photo of O’Connell’s character — revealed that “he’s somehow connected to the hospital" that is the new setting of the comedy-horror series.
In the photo, the “Stand By Me” star is seen wielding a syringe while looking wickedly playful or slyly homicidal. Is he one of the bad guys? Only time can tell.
O’Connell, whose acting credits also include “Mistresses,” “Crossing Jordan” and “Scream 2,” among many others, is just one of the several faces that “Scream Queens” fans will meet in the second season of the anthology series. Joining him as newcomers are John Stamos (Dr. Brock Holt), Taylor Lautner (Dr. Cassidy Cascade), James Earl (Candy Striper), Colton Haynes, Cecily Strong, Laura Bell Bundy and Cheri Oteri.
Returning cast members, on the other hand, include Jamie Lee Curtis (Cathy Munsch), Emma Roberts (Chanel), Lea Michele (Hester), Billie Lourd (Chanel #3 /Sadie Swenson) Abigail Breslin (Chanel #5/Libby Putney), Keke Palmer (Zayday), Glen Powell (Chad Radwell) and Niecy Nash (Denise Hemphill).
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series co-creator Ryan Murphy seemed to tease the format of the new season. “I just loved the idea of a horror show set in a hospital for a season,” he said. “You get to have these great medical-mystery cases, so it'll be: OK, what's wrong with this person, and how can we cure them?”
Co-creator Ian Brennan said (via Variety)at the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel last month that Season 2 is “bloodier and funnier” than the series' freshman run. “I feel like we're leaning into the creepiness a little more and the comedy a little more,” he said.
“Scream Queens” Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. on FOX.