American Horror Story is coming to Fox. Sort of.
The network announced a green light today for Scream Queens, a one-hour, comedy-horror anthology series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of Glee and American Horror Story.
The first installment will consist of 15 episodes; air in the fall of 2015; and revolve around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.
"I knew I wanted to work with Brad and Ian again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing Scream Queens,” said Murphy. “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."
Adds Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group:
“One of our top priorities at the network has been to get Ryan Murphy to create a new series for FOX. 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.
“Scream Queens will go straight to series. It’s a huge commitment and an expression of our faith in Ryan. We are ecstatic to have him, along with Brad, Ian and Dante, as our partners on this exciting ride.”
Pretty cool idea, no? Sound off on it now!