Our first official look at Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection) as Cathy Munsch, the dean of the college, in Fox’s upcoming comedy horror series Scream Queens has just arrived, via Entertainment Weekly, which also has an interview with series creator Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee), confirming that the show will be an homage to ’80s slashers and will feature a masked killer.
Says Murphy: “It’s different than Horror Story. Jamie Lee and I were talking about that in horror movies, particularly in that era, there was always the last girl, the final girl. So we’re playing with that. Whoever survives—and there will be people who will survive—they will go on next season to a new location and a new terror. Unlike Horror Story, which completely reboots, this has some of the continuity in that some of the characters and some of the relationships continue into a new world.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Murphy states: “She’s my new obsession that Jamie Lee Curtis. She’s really quite something. I’ve always wanted to work with her. Being on the set with Jamie Lee Curtis and hearing stories about how they were shooting Halloween and the bad wig she had in Halloween II.”
Check out more photos and the first teasers below, and then tell us in the comments if you’ll be watching!
Also starring Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Skyler Samuels, and Nick Jonas, Scream Queens is a new genre-bending comedy-horror anthology series.
The series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, is 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.
Fox has ordered 15 one-hour episodes, which are scheduled to begin production in the spring and premiere in Fall 2015 on Fox. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series.