The name Ryan Murphy has become synonymous with frights in recent years, as the creator of “American Horror Story” continues to prove that he knows what scares us. But up next he’s looking to make us laugh, and we’ve got the scoop for ya today!
THR reports that Fox has handed out a straight-to-series order for comedy-horror anthology “Scream Queens,” created by Murphy, Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk.
The 15-episode hour-long comedy will premiere in the fall of 2015, with season one revolving around a college campus that’s rocked by a series of murders. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series.
“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing ‘Scream Queens,’” Murphy said. “We hope to create a whole new genre – comedy-horror – and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles, and we’re very grateful to [Fox TV Group chairmen and CEOs] Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their enthusiastic support.”
The series hails from 20th Century Fox Television, where Murphy and Falchuk are under rich overall deals. Murphy, Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto will exec produce.