Ryan Murphy Working On A Fox Series Comedy-Horror Anthology ‘Scream Queens’
Now that Glee is in it’s final season, co-creater Ryan Murphy has decided to entertain us with a funny and acceptable TV show, “Scream Queens”, which has an American Horror Story-esque feel.
Scream Queens is the vision of Ryan Murphy, fellow AHS creator Brad Falchuk and Glee partner Ian Brennan. SQ will be an anthology like AHS, with each season telling a different self-contained story line. The first season will be set on a college campus were a series of murders will take place.
“I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing ‘Scream Queens.’ Murphy says in a statement, “We hope to create a whole new genre–comedy horror–and the idea is for ever season to revolve around two female leads. We’ve already begun a nationwide search for those women, as well as 10 other supporting roles.”
So Murphy and his partners are a little late in inventing the comedy-horror genre. Sam Raimi, Edgar Wright, and Wes Craven, among others, kinda had that same idea before him. We all know Scream, Ghostbusters, Shaun Of The Dead, Addams Family, Cabin In The Woods, and many others.
But nobody has really brought the genre to television, (except forTales from the Crypt and Harpers Island) only the big screen. So maybe this will actually turn out to be pretty amazing and the start of something big.
Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden and Gary Newman have given a 15-episode straight-to-series order to the trusted creators. “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… It’s a huge commitment and an expression of our faith in Ryan.”