Lea Michele Joins Fox’s Comedy-Horror Anthology “Scream Queens”
“Glee” alum Lea Michele has joined Ryan Murphy’s “Scream Queens.”
IMAGE: MATT SAYLES/INVISION/AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Fox made the announcement during its presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour, and Michele also confirmed the news on Twitter.
The actress is officially joining Scream Queens, a comedy-horror anthology set to debut this fall.
Also added to the cast: True Blood alum Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer.
No details were given regarding the quartet’s roles on Scream Queens, whose first season will be set in a sorority house, as several murders begin to rock a college campus.
Last month, Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis were the first actors to join the series.
After its panel, Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman brushed off concerns that Scream Queen‘s broadcast home would prevent Murphy from replicating the same shock-based success that shot FX’s American Horror Story to the top of must-watch lists.
“Creatively, I’m not sure it’s that big of a difference,” he said. “Obviously, there are different standards for what you can do on FX and what you can do on Fox, but Ryan proved on Glee that he can tell very edgy stories that have real cultural relevance on network television, and I expect him to do that with Scream Queens. I think it’s going to be an amazing, suspenseful, fun ride.”