Ariana Grande will guest star in a recurring role on Fox‘s Scream Queens show. Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, and KeKe Palmer will also star in the horror-comedy anthology. Fox will air fifteen episodes in season one of the show, which will premiere in the fall 2015. The first season will be set on a college campus shaken by a series of murders.
The television show was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, and the producers have not released a statement in regards to what role pop star Ariana Grande will portray on the show. Ariana Grande’s acting career started in the Broadway musical 13, and after her Broadway debut, Grande played the role of Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s hit show Victorious. She also starred in Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat, which was a spin-off of Victorious.
Last month, it was announced that actress Jamie Lee Curtis will also be cast on the show, and as a leading role. Curtis received the nickname of “Scream Queen” in the 1980s because of her roles in horror films, which included titles such as Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, The Fog, Terror Train, Prom Night, and Roadgames. In 1998 and 2002, she returned in two sequels to the Halloween franchise, Halloween H2O and Halloween: Resurrection. The other leading role on Scream Queens will be played by Emma Roberts, and Roberts is no stranger to horror films; in 2011, she starred in the movie Scream 4 as Jill Roberts. The actress has also made appearances on FX‘s American Horror Story, with major roles in the Coven and Freak Show episodes. In the third season, Roberts played the witch Madison Montgomery in the Coven installment, and in season four, she played Maggie Esmerelda, a con artist posing as a fortune teller in the Freak Show episode.
To date, Fox and the producers of Scream Queens have been “tight-lipped” on releasing any further information about the show, and plot details have also been kept top secret. A casting breakdown indicates the series will be centered around three young women, Jaime Lee Curtis’ role, and a father.