It’s official: the ladies of Kappa Kappa Tau will return to Fox.
The network on Friday announced a Season 2 renewal for Ryan Murphy’s slasher comedy Scream Queens, putting an end to months of speculation about the ratings-challenged series’ future.
Scream Queens‘ first season ended in December with the long-awaited reveal of Lea Michele’s Hester as the dreaded Red Devil terrorizing Wallace University. As part of the renewal announcement, it was also confirmed that Season 2 will take place in a hospital.
“It’s going to take place in a hospital and explore some of the most interesting medical fascinomas,” says Fox boss Gary Newman. “This is something Ryan Murphy loves and had a lot of fun with on Nip/Tuck, and he, Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] are going to infuse that sensibility on Scream Queens. ”
“Ryan definitely intends to bring some of the actors from the first installment back,” adds Fox’s Dana Walden. “I believe they will be the same characters.”
Though Scream Queens averaged just 2.8 million weekly viewers and a 1.1 demo rating, Fox notes that only 30 percent of its audience watched live, with 26 percent catching up on DVR and 44 percent viewing via VOD and Hulu.