FOX has now confirmed that Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”) and Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) have been cast in leading roles in SCREAM QUEENS, a new comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of GLEE and “American Horror Story.”
The first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders. Fifteen one-hour episodes have been ordered, which are scheduled to begin production in the spring and premiere in Fall 2015 on FOX.
Emma Roberts currently stars as “Maggie Esmeralda” in the FX drama anthology series, “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” She also was part of the ensemble in “American Horror Story: Coven.” Roberts is familiar with horror audiences from her starring role in “Scream 4,” in which she portrayed “Jill,” shocking audiences when it was revealed that the sweet girl-next-door character turned out to be the killer. Roberts’ additional feature credits include Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, “Palo Alto,” alongside James Franco; and the hit comedy “We’re The Millers,” opposite Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston. She will next be seen in the feature films “Michael,” re-joining her “Palo Alto” co-star James Franco; and “Ashby,” with Mickey Rourke and Ned Wolfe.
Jamie Lee Curtis first captured the attention of moviegoers as “Laurie Strode” in John Carpenter’s seminal horror classic “Halloween.” Her impact as the film’s heroine led to starring roles in a series of horror classics, including “The Fog,” “Prom Night,” Terror Train” and “Halloween II,” earning her the well-deserved moniker of “Scream Queen.” Curtis expanded far beyond the horror genre with leading roles in such films as “Trading Places,” “A Fish Called Wanda” and “True Lies,” for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Her television credits include a recurring role on NEW GIRL and a starring role in “Anything But Love,” for which she won her first Golden Globe Award. Curtis is a best-selling author of 10 children’s books, and also serves on the board of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
SCREAM QUEENS is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association Ryan Murphy Television. The series is co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto will serve as executive producers.