“Scream Queens” Season 2 debuts on Fox this coming September 20th, and more casting news has arrived… The Twilight Saga‘s Taylor Lautner is joining the recently announced John Stamos this year! He’ll be a new series regular, portraying Dr. Cassidy Cascade.
From the Press Release:
Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga, “Cuckoo”) has been cast in a series regular role in the upcoming second season of “SCREAM QUEENS,” the comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan.
Premiering Tuesday, September 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX, Season Two of “SCREAM QUEENS” graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny mystery will begin once again. Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Lautner is one of the series’ new male leads, playing DR. CASSIDY CASCADE, a doctor at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition and becomes a suspect when a series of tragic events plagues the institution.
As previously announced, Golden Globe Award nominee Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Glen Powell, and Niecy Nash are set to reprise their Season One characters. Emmy Award nominee John Stamos also joins the cast as one of the series’ new male leads.
Taylor Lautner is best known for playing “Jacob Black” in the record-breaking, global phenomenon The Twilight Saga franchise, based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. After captivating fans in Twilight, he reprised the role in the subsequent installments, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2, to unprecedented success. Most recently, Lautner starred in the Netflix original film The Ridiculous Six, opposite Adam Sandler, and currently stars in the hit U.K. series “Cuckoo,” opposite Greg Davies.
“SCREAM QUEENS” was this past season’s No. 1 new comedy among Adults 18-34 and the No. 1 new series in social media. Across platforms, “SCREAM QUEENS” averages a +186% gain versus its Live + Same Day delivery (8.0 vs. 2.8 million) – the biggest multi-platform percentage gain versus Live + Same Day ever for a FOX program over the comparable period.
“SCREAM QUEENS” is from Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, who also serve as writers and directors on the series. It is executive-produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan, and Alexis Martin Woodall (“American Horror Story: Hotel”).