Scream Queens has just lost some major star power...but it's gaining another cast member!
Joe Mangianello has exited the new Fox anthology series set to premiere this fall, E! News has confirmed.
The True Blood star was set to take on a series regular role on Ryan Murphy's new horror series, but had to drop out before production began due to "scheduling conflicts."
Blame it on his commitments to internationally promote the summer blockbuster Magic Mike XXL! Manganiello is also reportedly trying to clear any scheduling conflicts he might have for the DC Comics movie Suicide Squad, as he's being considered for the role of Deathstroke. (Which we are so OK with!)
So who's going to take on Manganiello's now-vacant lead role? E! News has confirmed that it's none other than Nashville's Oliver Hudson!
The guy you love to hate on ABC's southern soap has just been cast on Scream Queens in Manganiello's lead male role on the comedy-horror anthology series. As with all casting announcements: no details of the role are being released at this time. But don't worry, y'all: since Scream Queens is set to film this spring after Nashville wraps, it shouldn't conflict with his shooting schedule on the ABC drama.
Hudson joins the growing list of confirmed cast for Scream Queens including stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Niecy Nash and Skyler Samuels. Music superstars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas are also cast members. The new show is set at a college rocked by a series of murders.
Scream Queens is slated for fall 2015 and already has a fun teaser.
The Wrap first reported this news.