Fox Gives Ryan Murphy Another Horror Series! Get Ready for Scream Queens

Fox has given a series order out to the new comedy-horror anthology series

By Chris Harnick Oct 20, 2014 5:00 PMTags
Ryan Murphy, Emmy Awards 2014 ShowVince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

Glee may be ending, but Fox is staying in business with its co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan with Scream Queens, a new comedy-horror anthology series.

The first 15-episode season, which takes places a college campus rocked by a series of murders, will premiere in the fall of 2015.

"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 in a statement. "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 [Walden] and Gary [Newman] for their enthusiastic support."

Dante Di Loreto will also serve as an executive producer.

"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," Walden and Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, said in a statement. "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."

No casting has been announced.

Scream Queens premieres in the fall of 2015.