‘Scream Queens’ creator Ryan Murphy explains how his new show is both similar and different from his other series ‘American Horror Story’….
‘Scream Queens’ is expected to be one of the hottest new shows for Fall 2015 as Ryan Murphy expands his TV empire after a smashing success on the FX series ‘American Horror Story’.
Murphy has long stated that ‘Scream Queens’ is a much different animal from ‘American Horror Story’ because it’s set up for network television as well as having a campier, comedy element throughout the first season.
The violence won’t be as gruesome and the scares won’t be as disturbing as ‘American Horror Story’ but that certainly doesn’t mean ‘Scream Queens’ won’t have it’s share of thrills and a massive body count.
Murphy revealed in a recent interview that of the 25 cast members playing a featured role in the first season of ‘Scream Queens’, only four of them will survive.
Another big difference from ‘American Horror Story’ will also be the way this anthology series is done.
‘Scream Queens’ will be set up at a new location with a new story for every season, but unlike ‘American Horror Story’ this new series on FOX will have recurring characters that survive from one version of the show to the next.
“It’s similar to American Horror Story in that it’s anthological but different in that at the end of the first season there will only be four characters out of 25 left and those four in season two will go on to a new horror genre — like a sorority is a horror genre to me, it’s a place where there were horror movies in the ’80s like Sorority Row — and they will go on,” Murphy said. “That’s the format of the show.”
‘Scream Queens’ debuts on September 22 with a special two-hour premiere and Murphy promises the action and mayhem will kick into high gear in a hurry.
Watch close because Murphy says there’s a big clue in the first episode as to the identity of the ‘Red Devil Killer’, who is this seasons’ big bad stalking sorority girls all over campus.
“In the first episode, you’ve met the killer and there’s a big clue dropped in the first episode as to who the killer is, so you’d have to go back and really watch it,” Murphy said.
Murphy also promises that ‘Scream Queens’ will pay homage to many classic horror films as well including ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Halloween’ which makes perfect sense because the show also stars Jamie Lee Curtis in one of the featured roles!