Get ready for ‘Scream Queens’ season 2 with a preview by Dean Munsch herself — Jamie Lee Curtis….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
When we last left ‘Scream Queens’, the Red Devil killer(s) had been discovered — one was dead and the other was left roaming the campus as a member of a posh sorority — and the conniving Chanel’s were all put away in a mental institution.
As first teased by Ryan Murphy when he launched ‘Scream Queens’ a year ago, future seasons would involve some of the same characters — those who made it out alive anyways — but the setting would change.
So ‘Scream Queens’ season 2 moves from the campus of Wallace University to a new hospital being run by Dean Cathy Munsch.
“We’ve taken an abrupt right hand turn,” Jamie Lee Curtis told Nerdcore Movement at San Diego Comic Con in July. “It’s three years later. I run a hospital because Dean Munsch got famous by the end of her run, she was on the cover of “Time”, “Newsweek” and “Men’s Health” and she’s been on “Oprah”. She’s famous.
“She’s now abandoned the Greek system, which is over in this country and she’s now taking on the healthcare industry.”
So according to Curtis, her mission to bring down the Greek system worked and she’s now managed to abolish all the fraternities and sororities that once plagued her while she was running the university.
Three years have past since then and Dean Munsch has written a book and become a rather famous star across the world before deciding to take aim at running a hospital instead of a college. There she finds some capable employees to help her staff the hospital and they include a few familiar faces as well as some new ones.
“She hires doctors Taylor Lautner and John Stamos, the Chanels all come back as medical students, Zayday becomes a doctor and Hester is just crazy,” Curtis teased.
Stamos will play Dr. Brock Holt while Lautner will take on the role of Dr. Cassidy Cascade in the new hospital.
Meanwhile, Chanel Oberlin and her two minions — Chanel No. 3 and Chanel No. 5 — are still right by her side when they find new jobs at the hospital run by Dean Munsch.
While ‘Scream Queens’ is certainly horror mixed with a large dose of comedy, Curtis says that there’s still an underlying message in season 2 just like targeting the Greek system during season 1.
“Dean Munsch delivers a long TED talk on why she’s opening this hospital because she has this specific philosophy that the medical industry basically conspires to keep people sick because you’re treating illnesses. That’s her whole thing. Doctors are in the business of that. So it’s a very specific point of view of hers and it’s a complete turnkey on the health care industry in this country, which we need,” Curtis said.
The new setting in the hospital will also allow ‘Scream Queens’ season 2 to continue to pay homage to some of the great horror films in the past just like season 1 did as well.
In fact, Curtis actually had to be reminded when this season started shooting that she had already been involved in a horror movie that was shot in a hospital many years ago.
“I was reminded by Brad (Falchuk) that “Halloween 2″ takes place in a hospital and I didn’t remember that,” Curtis said. “Now there are all those homages to all those famous those famous horror movies in hospitals.
“It is an homage to that but it’s a hybrid of horror and comedy, it is it’s own animal.”
From the look of things, ‘Scream Queens’ season 2 will be a bloody good time.
‘Scream Queens’ season 2 debuts on Tuesday night at 9pm ET on FOX and don’t forget to check out our recaps following every episode.