‘Scream Queens’ Makes A Big Bloody Statement About Its Season 2 Status

01.17.16 11 months ago
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FOX is ready to scream bloody murder inside another Murphy/Falchuk/Brennan horror comedy fever dream and they’ve got the appropriately disgusting poster to prove it. Granted, it comes with us schmoes pegged as “idiot hookers” but that’s probably what The Waltons would have done if they had a Twitter.

To the delight of splatstick enthusiasts everywhere, Scream Queens is set to return with another barrage of yuks and yucks that will probably confirm everything you believe about the Ryan Murphy brand. Details are sparse, but FOX confirms the program’s unstoppable parade of death won’t center around Kappa Kappa Tau in the new episodes. Or at least not in an upfront fashion.

From award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”), Season Two of SCREAM QUEENS graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny murder mystery will begin once again. This time, the show will be set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation.

Well, that puts an end to the Scream Queens goes to Summer Camp” rumblings that have swirled around as a potential season two setting. It does sound a smidge like American Horror Story: Asylum on its face, but that’s just a kneejerk generalization on our part.

A Deadline report on the series renewal suggests that yogurt spokesperson Jamie Lee Curtis is likely to return for another round. Considering the massive bodycount of season one, it’s a bit tricky to forecast who might be coming back. Lea Michele seems bullish on one return, but there appears to be plans for a number of familiar faces to pop by in once capacity or another. FOX co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman couldn’t confirm who’d be back, although he did offer some clues on what might be done.

“It really hasn’t been decided who’s coming back and how many of them who will be playing their old characters or not. Ryan, Brad, and Ian are actually working right now on that. We’ll all be sitting together pretty soon and hearing their take on it. Our instinct is that at least a few of those characters will be back with the same actors playing the same roles, but it will be anthological in that there will be a time jump and it’ll be in a different setting.”

As long as TV’s most fascinating necrophiliac lunk Chad Radwell returns, we’re good.

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