American Horror Story and Glee creator Ryan Murphy is coming up with Scream Queens, a comedy-horror anthology series for Fox Networks.
The series revolves around the Kappa House of a college campus, which is rocked by a series of murders that presumably get in the way of "Rush Week".
The synopsis of the series reads as follows:
The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. Scream Queens is a new killer comedy-horror series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. 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.
The recently released trailer of the show reveals that an unfortunate death (read murder) that took place around 20 years ago in the Kappa House, haunts inmates when a person with a scary red mask starts killing students one by one.
It will be interesting to watch how Chanel, the queen of the sorority house and the other surviving girls deal with the killer as the series progresses.
However, the show appears to be similar to that of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. Both the series deal with students and their clique. A masked villain who ruins their lives by going on a killing spree.
Scream Queens is a modern take on the classic "whodunit", in which every character has a motive for murder while with every season, each of the lead character was suspected as "A", the masked and hooded villain.
Part black comedy and part slasher flick, the Fox series will premiere in the fall this year.