Fox’s upcoming horror-comedy series Scream Queens
is set to bring fear, laughter and (possibly) feminism into our living rooms this fall.
The cast and creators did a panel at the Television Critics Assn. in efforts to promote the upcoming television show debuting Sept. 22. Scream Queens
star Jamie Lee Curtis suggested the show, that takes place on a college campus and focuses on a sorority, takes on feminist values.
“I was raised on feminism, and Wendy Wasserstein would love this show because it’s saying like it is,” Curtis said.
Considering show creator Ryan Murphy has a history of nailing first seasons (Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story,
etc.) and being one to bring diverse, interesting characters to television — the feminism claim may be possible.
Hoping to achieve the right balance of funny and scary, the show is aiming to unite women through its plot that focuses on hunting down a killer. “What’s fun about this show is the girls are much more interested in their friendship with each other than boys,” explained Murphy.
We remain optimistic about the 13-episode upcoming anthology series — after all, Glee
were awesome for the first three seasons. It seems that Murphy is awesome at starting shows — providing the right formula of interesting plot, likeable characters and great dialogue — but struggles with maintaining strong audience interest in later seasons. An issue with development, we wonder.
Which may have been noted, as Murphy has been having more success with current anthology series American Horror Story.
Because the upcoming Scream Queens
is set to follow a similar format — starring Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele and Abigail Breslin — a decent run on Fox is looking like a good possibility.
Guess we’ll find out on Sept. 22 when Fox airs the two-hour series premiere. Here’s the trailer — in case you haven’t seen it yet.