Ryan Murphy’s (American Horror Story) relationship with FOX is getting stronger and stronger.
The producer, writer and director has put most of his series on either the company’s main broadcast network (Glee) or their cable network F/X (American Horror Story). With Glee entering its final season this year, Murphy has found a new project for FOX as the network has ordered Scream Queens, a horror comedy anthology series form Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto.
The first season will consist of fifteen one-hour episodes that begin filming in the spring with a premiere set for next fall. The show will feature new settings and storylines each season, much like American Horror Story. The first season will revolve around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.
Murphy commented, saying, “I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens. 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 and Gary for their enthusiastic support.”