Fox has released a new Scream Queens teaser trailer for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck’s upcoming horror-comedy series, though production on the show has yet to begin in earnest. This is another anthology effort from the duo behind American Horror Story and the upcoming American Crime Story, and it’s essentially serving as their replacement series for the departing Glee. This 15-episode first iteration of Scream Queens will take place on a college campus where a series of murders rock its inhabitants, and true to the show’s name, Jamie Lee Curtis is set for a starring role.
This new Scream Queens teaser is quite fun and once again riffs on the bubble gum theme of the first one, as Emma Roberts (complete with sorority sweatshirt) walks up to the camera and blows a giant bubble that just so happens to have a demon in it. It’s fun, funny, and slightly twisted, so I’m hoping the series strikes that same tone. Though Murphy and Falchuk have torpedoed their American Horror Story franchise over the past few seasons, so I’m a bit more hesitant about Scream Queens than I would have been a couple of years ago.
Additionally, while Joe Manganiello was set in a series regular starring role in the show (likely as the killer?), The Wrap reports that he’s had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts and will be replaced by Nashville actor Oliver Hudson. The report cites potential conflicts with press commitments for Magic Mike XXL as the culprit, but also acknowledges a report from Latino Review that Manganiello is currently under consideration for the role of Deathstroke in David Ayer’s Warner Bros. DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad. Could Manganiello be clearing his schedule in anticipation of a major superhero role in that ensemble film? It’s quite possible.
Anyway, watch the new Scream Queens teaser trailer below. The series will also stars Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Billie Lourd, and Skyler Samuels. Scream Queens will premiere on Fox this fall.