Fox has ordered a new anthology series from “Glee” creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, “Scream Queens.” The 15-episode first installment, which revolves around a college campus rocked by a series of murders, will premiere next fall.
The one-hour episodes will begin production in the spring. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series.
“One of our top priorities at the network has been to get Ryan Murphy to create a new series for Fox. We loved every element of the pitch for this show — the genre-bending concept, which blends true horror with big comedic moments; the diverse and unforgettable characters and reuniting the phenomenal creative team that delivered ‘Glee,'” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “‘Scream Queens’ will go straight to series. It’s a huge commitment and an expression of our faith in Ryan. We are ecstatic to have him, along with Brad, Ian and Dante as our partners on this exciting ride.”
“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing ‘Scream Queens,'” said Murphy. “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.”