Fox has announced that Emmy award nominated actor John Stamos (Grandfathered, Full House) has been cast in season two of Scream Queens, the genre-bending horror comedy and social media darling. Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan had previously collaborated on the smash hit Glee.
This season will again focus on the same core cast of characters, but will switch locations, moving from an absurdly luxurious sorority house to a hospital, following the plot of the final episode of season one, which left the Chanels happily thriving in a mental hospital. While maintaining its comedic roots, this season promises to take a slightly different tone. Jamie Curtis, who plays Dean Cathy Munsch, recently hinted that “I think it’ll be dark. I think it’s going to be very dark…It’s in a hospital, [there’s] a lot of darkness in hospitals—dark hallways, scary rooms, sharp objects, a lot of blood, disinfectants.”
In a panel at PaleyFest, creator Brad Falchuk explained that in the upcoming season, “Dean Munch (Jamie Lee Curtis) has abolished the Greek system and has written her book and travels the world and needs a new mission…She identifies health care as her new battle and decides to buy a hospital and run it how she sees fit.” Falchuk also hinted that the new season would feature roles for “three studly, hot doctors”.
Stamos, who most definitely qualifies as “studly”, will be starring as Dr. Brock Holt, the highly intelligent head surgeon with some secrets to hide. Stamos has previously collaborated with Murphy as a guest star on Glee as well as appearing in General Hospital, Necessary Roughness, Galavant, Entourage, Two and A Half Men and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning drama ER.
Scream Queens returns to Fox on Tuesday, September 20 at 9 pm.
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