I’m going to watch Scream Queens no matter what, but that first full-length trailer for Ryan Murphy‘s latest was a bit underwhelming. As Murphy explains in this brand new behind-the-scenes featurette, it’s supposed to be a cross between Heathers and Friday the 13th. That mix sounds like it could be a blast, but based on the footage revealed thus far, I’m not quite sure if the show will nail the horror and humor, let alone deliver an appropriate blend of the two.
Hear all about the upcoming series from Murphy and his cast in the new Scream Queens featurette below. The show also stars Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Nasim Pedrad, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Jonas,Oliver Hudson, Ariana Grande, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta and Abigail Breslin, and will kick off its 15-episode run in the fall on Fox.
Here’s the official synopsis for Scream Queens:
The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers of GLEE and “American Horror Story.” Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, SCREAM QUEENS is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.