SCREAM QUEENS: L-R: Lea Michele, Billie Lourd, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts and Niecy Nash in the “Mommie Dearest” episode of SCREAM QUEENS airing Tuesday, Nov. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patti Perret/FOX.
FINALLY we have official character and plot details as well as confirmed cast for Season 2 of Scream Queens.
The cast of season one joined Brad Fulchuk who created the show along with wonderboy Ryan Murphy for Paley Fest this past Saturday. During a panel Brad and the cast talked about the experience of season one as well as what we can expect going forward.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (5613079as) Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Niecy Nash and Keke Palmer ‘Scream Queens’ TV series screening, inside, PaleyFest 2016, Los Angeles, America – 12 Mar 2016
First the cast. We have official confirmation that Glen Powell, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer& Billie Lourd will be returning as their original characters from season one. I am so happy we got the rest of the Chanel’s back, it just wouldn’t be the same without #3 & 5. We have Keke Palmer’s Zayday Williams back but noticeably missing is her bestie and season one protagonist GRACE played by Skyler Samuels.
I think most would agree that Grace was the least interesting character from season one and I’m sure the Scream Queens crew took notice. I literally wanted to rip my eye balls out whenever she was on screen. Who we all want to see are the Chanel’s and I’m going to guess they will probably be more front and center than last season.
These returning cast mates join the already confirmed Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Niecy Nash & Jamie Lee Curtis.
All in all I am very happy with the returning cast and so excited to see who they cast as the four new characters who we know will be doctors. I’m going to assume Glen Powell’s Chad will be one of the doctors, I mean that practically writes itself with the kind of character he is. Harry Styles has been rumored to be joining the cast since season one was still airing. However we got the official answer as to whether or not he will be appearing and the answer is NO.
This doesn’t bother me one way or the other since I’m not a screaming thirteen year old girl. He’s cute but…I mean so are a lot of actual actors.
Now on to the story details that were revealed. Here is a quote from Brad himself from an article by Deadline –
“Dean Munsch has moved on to great success, she’s abolished the Greek system in the country…she’s written her book, she’s traveled the world, and is like, ‘I need a new mission”
He went on to say that the beloved Chanel’s have – “flipped and taken their education seriously while in the institution”
It was revealed that the main story will follow Munsch as she buy’s a hospital that she will run to her own liking as well as take on any weird or strange case that no one else will. She will be joined by Zayday who is working under the Dean as she furthers her career as a med student (Wasn’t she trying to be a politician?).
Also attending med school and working at the hospital will be the three Chanel’s who have been exonerated and freed from the asylum we last saw them condemned too. We are left wondering for the time being as to whether “flipped” applies to personality when it comes to the Chanel’s. Their main selling points are their sharp tongues and fabulous outfits.
I think i speak for all that when i say we hope both aspects of these characters remain intact somehow.
Denise Hemphill is back as a high ranking FBI agent who gets caught up in a new murder investigation taking place at the hospital. Little was said about lea Michele’s “Hester” other than she will be intimately connected to the events going on.
Season 2 will begin filming this summer in time for the fall season but no air dates have been set. Scream Queens is one of several shows moving filming to California due to the new tax incentives. Season one filming took place in New Orleans.
Take a look at the cute vid below from Perez