‘Empire,’ ‘Scream Queens’ to Get Simultaneous Worldwide Release

Both Fox shows will premiere internationally within 24 hours

Last Updated: September 16, 2015 @ 9:02 AM

“Empire” and “Scream Queens” are both set for simultaneous worldwide release.

The two hit Fox series will both debut in international markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premieres, the network announced Tuesday.

Internationally, “Scream Queens” will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 23, and “Empire” will premiere Thursday, Sept. 24.

They will premiere on Fox International Channels, 21st Century Fox’s international multi-media business, which develops, produces and distributes programming in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

“Hollywood is waking up to how instrumental it is to harness the collective voices of outspoken international fans, especially for water-cooler shows like ‘Empire’ and ‘Scream Queens,'” Hernan Lopez, president and CEP of FIC, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to roll-out these incredibly exciting series to fans around the world. The viewers we serve every day are driving the success of a show in its premiere window, and all the way through its lifecycle.”

Last season’s breakout hit, “Empire,” from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer, stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray and Trai Byers.

“Scream Queens” is comedy-horror series from “Glee” and “American Horror Story” producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. The cast includes Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande.