One of the most well-known names in horror is Jamie Lee Curtis. She became famous thanks to her starring part in the Halloween movie series. As a result, it is not surprising that Ryan Murphy chose the actor for his Scream Queens series.
In 2015, Scream Queens made its debut. In the Fox series, a college campus was shaken by several killings that reopened a 20-year mystery. The remaining members of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority must cooperate to identify the killer as they are eliminated one by one.
Along with Curtis, other actors that appeared on the programme included Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, and Billie Lourd.
Numerous hits have been produced by Murphy and his co-creator Brad Falchuk, including Pose, American Horror Story, and Glee. Additionally, Murphy went on to produce shows for Netflix such The Politician, Hollywood, Ratched, and Halston.
Stars including John Stamos, Kirstie Alley, Taylor Lautner, Brooke Shields, and Cecily Strong were added to the cast of the second season, which was set at a hospital.
Scream Queens, according to Jamie Lee Curtis, was "going to smash television."
Curtis portrayed the fictitious dean of Wallace University (and later, the head of a hospital). Additionally, her funny role in the show was adored by viewers. Curtis expressed similar enthusiasm for the programme, describing Scream Queens as "amazing" in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Curtis remarked, "I've never been a part of something that had that much lift off before anyone had even seen it. It was extremely creative, dark, beautifully written, and well directed. The performer also praised her co-stars, calling them "amazing" and "wonderful."
She continued, "It genuinely felt like it was going to smash television. Every news publication had ranked it as the top programme of the year, after all.
Reviewers' reactions to "Scream Queens"
Let's say it right away: Scream Queens is quickly looking like the wisest decision Ryan Murphy has ever made. It combines the best aspects of American Horror Story and Glee, but it surpasses both, according to Rolling Stone.
The Boston Globe, though, wasn't as favourable. According to the article, "the humour is alive for a while, with tonnes of pop cultural wit, smart jabs, and spectacular guest stars." Before it all gets rather boring,
Despite being cancelled after only two seasons, Scream Queens is still considered a cult favourite. It was nominated for People's Choice Awards, Golden Globes, and Teen Choice Awards and won a Critics' Choice Television Award in 2015 for Most Exciting New Series.
A third season has been something that some fans have hoped for, especially as the show's popularity has increased since it was cancelled.
Murphy has dropped hints about a potential return, saying Deadline in 2019 that it was a possibility and joking on Instagram in 2020 that a third season of Scream Queens was "working on."
The show's stars have also expressed their desire for a second season. While Curtis, Breslin, and Lourd have also shown interest in returning to Scream Queens, Roberts said she would be "very down" if it ended.