FOX Orders Ryan Murphy’s Female-Led Horror-Comedy Series ‘Scream Queens’ for 2015
Well, 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy was going to need something new with the former coming to an end, and with HBO passing on sexuality drama 'Open.' And more than an 'American Crime Story' on the O.J. Simpsons murders, Murphy will headline a new FOX horror-comedy anthology series, dubbed 'Scream Queens.'
Given a straight-to-series order of 15 episodes for fall 2015, the new series will follow a college campus rocked by a series of murders, with two female leads at the center. Each season would reboot itself with a new setting and storyline, a la 'American Horror Story,' though likely keeping the same two-female focus.
Says Murphy of the new series, which goes into production in the spring:
I knew I wanted to work with ['Glee' co-producers Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan] again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing SCREAM QUEENS. 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 Dana and Gary for their enthusiastic support.
Ignoring the fact that Ryan Murphy seems to be under the misconception that we don't already have a comedy-horror genre (or that 'AHS' doesn't already qualify, BURN!), what say you? Would you be interested to see what FOX and the 'Glee' creators come up with for 'Scream Queens' in 2015?