Finally, after months of rumors and teasers Ryan Murphy is giving fans some solid details about his upcoming Fox dramedy “Scream Queens.” The director shared some details about the plot and characters ahead of the series premiere.
Murphy sat down for a Q&A with Entertainment Weekly to discuss all things “Scream Queens.” It was previously revealed that the show will be something of a hybrid of comedy and horror focused on the lives of a group of sorority girls on a college campus. The series opens on a 1995 case of sorority hazing gone wrong. It then flashes forward to twenty years later when someone is out for revenge.
In the interview, the former “Glee” creator revealed some small details about principal cast members like Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin and the original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis. However, with the show’s conceit being that it’s a parody of countless slasher movies, the juiciest bit of information came when Murphy started discussing the way the show would handle the inevitable death of characters.
“One thing we’ve said to the cast is that every episode someone is going. It’s always somebody you least suspect or expect. The killer is on a reign of terror. It’s very much like Ten Little Indians,” he told EW of the show. “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.”
Roberts, the show’s star, recently posted a photo to Instagram showing her and co-star Ariana Grande together on the set of Season 1. The actress previously likened her role on “Scream Queens” to her role on Murphy’s other show, “American Horror Story,”
“It's going to be a lot of girls, and it reminds me of ‘Coven’ in a way that it is just like having all that female energy on set," Roberts said.
“Scream Queens” has no official release date yet, but is expected to premiere on Fox this fall.