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In January of this year, Fox renewed their freshman horror-comedy show “Scream Queens,” and promised to bring fans an all new murder mystery that’s sure to thrill and intrigue. Now details of season two are emerging, including the setting and which characters will be coming back.
According to Variety — who reported from the “Scream Queens” Paley Fest panel last night — most, if not all, of the original cast will be returning for season two. Jamie Lee Curtis said, “According to the boss, we’re all going to be back.” That means Billie Lourd, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Keke Palmer, Lea Michele and Niecy Nash will all be back to reprise their season one roles.
While many of the characters will be back, the show won’t be set at Wallace University, but will instead be set at a hospital. Curtis’ character, Dean Cathy Munsch, has left the university to purchase and run a hospital. The Chanel sisters — Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, and Billie Lourd — will be under Munsch’s care at the hospital, and Zayday, played by Keke Palmer, will be a doctor at the hospital, studying under Munsch.
Co-executive producer Brad Falchuk also revealed that season two’s hospital setting will draw inspiration from Jaime Lee Curtis’ “Halloween” franchise. “Halloween II” took place in a hospital, and now that Curtis’ character is running it, maybe things will turn out differently. While no release date has been set for “Scream Queens” second season, it will most likely air in the fall.