That’s Right, Scream Queens Finally Has a UK Home
I mean, it’s not like we’ve been waiting for this forever, but Ryan Murphy’s comedy slasher Scream Queens is coming to the UK this autumn after finding a British channel to take it.
So pay attention kids, because the Fox show, which premiered last night in the US, will be aired on E4 later this year.
The 15-part series from the creators of Glee and American Horror Story, is the closest thing to a mash-up of the two that Fox can get away with and has a whole list of stars involved including: A-List Julia Roberts’ niece Emma Roberts (Wild Child), Skyler Samuels (The Duff), Lea Michele (Glee), Glen Powell (The Dark Knight Rises) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), who are also joined by Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd and Lucien Laviscount throughout the season.
Utilising the school hierarchies of Glee with the purposeful camp of American Horror Story, the show centres on the 20-year-old mystery of the masked murderer re-emerging inside the Kappa sorority house at Wallace University.
Chanel No. 1 (Roberts) rules over Kappa House and Chanels 2-5 with an iron (and perfectly manicured) fist. But, the dean of students (Jamie Lee Curtis) hates her guts, and therefore mandates that the sorority begin taking any and all pledges that want to join. This includes legacy pledge Grace (Samuels), who is skeptical of all things Greek, even as she rushes (her long-dead mother was a Kappa, see…), and enthusiastic probable psychopath Hester (Michele).
Thus, a struggle for power between the lacquered, bubblegum pink mean girls and the try-hard weirdos is born — and then people on all sides start dying.
In essence, Scream Queens follows in the footsteps of both meta horror films like Scream and the anthology aspect of American Horror Story. Someone new will die in every episode, and if the show gets another season, Murphy has hinted that it will feature an entirely different mystery.
But most importantly its incredibly necessary to watch. So, stay tuned as Scream Queens in all its gory glory will be coming to E4 soon – and you aren’t going to want to miss it.