The Scream Queens TV series cast members returning for a second season are Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Niecy Nash, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, and Billie Lourd. They broke the news during their panel at PaleyFest, with co-creator Brad Falchuck, when the moderator asked which performers were returning for season two of the FOX horror-comedy.
The Hollywood Reporter says, “As each castmember raised their hands, Curtis, who will reprise her role as Dean Cathy Munsch in season two, laid out the facts. ‘This is the first we’re revealing this much of the cast. We’re all coming back’.”
According to the report, there will be a time jump between the season one finale, and season two of Scream Queens. During that time, Curtis’ character, Dean Munsch, has bought a hospital. Zayday Williams (Palmer) is a med school grad, working with her. THR says the rest of the cast has “…a similar tie to Munsch’s new plan as a medical head.”
Speaking with THR prior to the panel, Fulchuk explained the inspiration behind season two’s hospital setting. “We looked at the horror movie model and saw this season as a sequel. Just like Friday the 13th and Halloween, Scream Queens’ second season is a continuation of the characters we all know,” he said, before adding, “Wait a minute. Halloween 2 was in a hospital.”
“We’ve started a Twitter hashtag to find the hunky men,” joked Curtis. “Again, this is breaking news that none of us up here even knew before.” Equally curious, Nash, returning as Denise Hemphill, echoed fans’ demand to know what happened to the dedicated officer.
“I need to know what happens to Denise Hemphill,” quipped Nash. “Well, she’s done her time in Quantico, which of course leads her to being FBI,” said Falchuk.
Co-stars Palmer and Breslin also shared their hopes for season two for the PaleyFest audience.
“I’m excited to see what’s to come, and I can create something out of it,” Palmer said. Without skipping a beat, Breslin also expressed her hopes for her character, Chanel #5: “I just want love.”
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