The Verdict: Critics Review "Scream Queens"

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review "Scream Queens"
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan's new Fox anthology series "Scream Queens" will make its two-hour series premiere Sept. 22 at 8 PM ET. On Sept. 29 the series will make its time-period premiere at 9 PM ET.
Michele with Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer on "Scream Queens"
Michele with Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer on "Scream Queens" Photo by Steve Dietl/FOX

The comedy-horror series will star Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dean Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Nasim Pedrad as Gigi, Oliver Hudson as Wes, Skyler Samuels as Grace, Keke Palmer as Zayday, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Diego Boneta as Pete, Glen Powell as Chad, Lucien Laviscount as Earl, Niecy Nash as Denise, Nick Jonas as Boone and Ariana Grande as Chanel #2.

Here's how the new series is described: "The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. … 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). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) 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."

The series is from 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision.

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