Scream Queens will return to FOX next month, and Ryan Murphy spoke about season two and his plans to broaden the audience of the series in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Murphy has big plans for the series.
How did he change the series to broaden its audience from the younger crowd that tuned in during season one? He said the following:
“We all love that show, and the viewership was very young. It was huge on Hulu and the DVR, so Dana and I felt like, ‘OK, we have our base — now what do you do to broaden it?’ And I just loved the idea of a horror show set in a hospital for a season. You get to have these great medical-mystery cases, so it’ll be: OK, what’s wrong with this person, and how can we cure them? With that you also have stunt casting opportunities galore — opportunities to go after great comedic actors like Cecily Strong from Saturday Night Live, who I think is f—ing brilliant in our first episode. The casting of John Stamos, an old friend of mine, and Taylor Lautner, who brings his own audience, are both huge, too, because now it’s more than just women [in the cast]. Before the show did seem very young, but now I hope there’s something for everybody.”
Murphy will have to see if his changes bring in the older television viewers FOX is looking for. Are you excited for season two of Scream Queens? Tell us what you think.