Scream Queens


Attention, idiot hookers! If you're still celebrating the news of Scream Queens' second season with an epic jam session to TLC's "Waterfalls," time to pause for the first new casting news for season two.

E! News has learned that Scream Queens will be adding four new male cast members, who will all play doctors, in season two. These actors will be in their late 20s, early 30s, and the casting search is currently underway. Based on the big names Ryan Murphy scored in the show's first season, you can also safely assume that most if not all of these new cast members' names will be known. 

The addition of four male cast members could also signify a slight shift toward a less female-heavy cast—adding more Kings to the Queens—however, season one did include Glen Powell, Oliver Hudson and Diego Boneta as regulars. (Their season-two status isn't yet known.)

Fox previously announced that season two will move away from the college campus to a hospital, and Murphy himself has said that four cast members from season one will return.  According to sources, those four returning actors have not been completely decided yet, as details on season two are still being hammered out, and no discussions have taken place yet with the cast. However, it is very much expected that Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts will return as two of the four.

Despite lower-than-expected ratings in its first season (due in part to a younger-skewing audience), Scream Queens was a huge hit when multi-platform audiences were factored in. The horror comedy series, from Murphy and his Glee co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, was the No. 1 new series on social media and video on demand for the 2016-16 TV season, with more than 7 million viewers tuning in via various platforms. 

Season one ended with the "Chanels"—Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd and Abigail Breslin—being sentenced to a mental hospital, gleefully eating fried chicken (something we could watch all day), while the other remaining co-eds—Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels and Lea Micheleremained at the college.

"I'm so excited!" Palmer told us Friday while promoting Fox's Grease: Live. "I have no idea what it means for Zayday, but I'm really excited there will be a season two."

Scream Queens is expected to return to Fox this fall.

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