Scream Queens Will Be American Horror Story: Coven–Like, Says Emma Roberts

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Here’s what we know so far about Ryan Murphy’s new show Scream Queens: It’s a 15-hour, horror-comedy due in the fall of 2015 starring Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis, and the first season of the anthology series is set on a college campus suffering from a string of mysterious murders. Sounds great. We caught up with star Emma Roberts early this week at Valentino’s haute Couture show to learn a little more about the new project.

“The show itself is more comedy,” Roberts says. “I literally was crying laughing when Ryan [Murphy] was telling me about it, and telling me some jokes on it.” More details will be worked out in the next month, but Roberts suspects the vibe will be quite Coven-like: “It going to be a lot of girls, and it reminds me of Coven in a way that it is just like having all that female energy on set.” More than anything, Roberts is excited to continue working with Murphy. “I pretty much will follow Ryan Murphy anywhere, because I just love the worlds he creates. When he told me about this, I was like, ‘When do we start?’”

Emma Roberts: ‘Scream Queens Will Be Coven-Like’