There are only three screams in the first official trailer for FOX’s upcoming horror-comedy “Scream Queens,” but the real takeaway from the clip is what looks to be one bratty tour-de-force from lead Emma Roberts. The 24-year-old actress has been sticking with television ever since hitting her stride in “American Horror Story: Coven,” and her new role marks her third collaboration with “Scream Queen” creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.
The show revolves around a group of college students who have to deal with a serial killer while pledging for the campus’ most elite sorority. With its blend of slasher horror and pop culture comedic satire, the show seems like a natural union of the biggest strengths of Murphy’s “American Horror Story” and “Glee” franchises.
Jaime Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer and Skyler Samuels also star. “Scream Queens” will anchor FOX’s Tuesday schedule this fall.