TV: Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts join ‘Scream Queens’


Funny this but two scream queens are joining the Fox TV horror comedy series, Scream Queens, and we have the full details right here for you!

Every horror fan knows the name Jamie Lee Curtis, she who played Laurie Strode in John Carpenters classic slasher, Halloween. Recently horror fans should also by now know the name Emma Roberts, the rather lovely looking actress who played Jill Roberts in Scream 4, and has also appeared in the last two seasons of American Horror Story.

It has now been confirmed that both actresses will be appearing in Scream Queen, the new horror comedy TV series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, those behind American Horror Story. The series is being developed at Fox TV.

The Press Release:

Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” Scream 4) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies) have been cast in leading roles in “SCREAM QUEENS,” a new comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of “Glee” and “American Horror Story.”

The first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders. Fifteen one-hour episodes have been ordered, which are scheduled to begin production in the spring and premiere in fall 2015 on Fox.

Emma Roberts currently stars as “Maggie Esmeralda” in the FX drama anthology series “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” She also was part of the ensemble in “American Horror Story: Coven.” Roberts is familiar with horror audiences from her starring role in Scream 4, in which she portrayed “Jill,” shocking audiences when it was revealed that the sweet girl-next-door character turned out to be the killer.

Jamie Lee Curtis first captured the attention of moviegoers as “Laurie Strode” in John Carpenter’s seminal horror classic Halloween. Her impact as the film’s heroine led to starring roles in a series of horror classics, including The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train, and Halloween II, earning her the well-deserved moniker of “Scream Queen.” Curtis expanded far beyond the horror genre with leading roles in such films as Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, and True Lies, for which she won a Golden Globe Award.

“SCREAM QUEENS” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association Ryan Murphy Television. The series is co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan, and Dante Di Loreto will serve as executive producers.

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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