The most surprising survival from the first season of Scream Queens was the actual show itself. FOX renewed the black comedy for a second season despite lackluster ratings. It generated only 2.8 million viewers with a 1.1 rating. According to the network though, live watching only accounted for 30 percent of total viewership, with 26 percent catching up on DVR and 44 percent viewing via VOD and Hulu.
During the show’s PaleyFest panel on Saturday night, it was revealed who’s returning for the sophomore season. Pretty much, everyone who survived is returning, with one notable exception.
Skyler Samuels who played Grace Gardner didn’t attend the panel, nor was her name included in the Instagram video announcing that Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd and Glen Powell all booked return gigs.
Executive producer Brad Falchuk revealed Season 2 will be set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation. Once again, a terrifyingly funny murder mystery will be at the center. Read below for their Season 2 character descriptions.
The Chanels (Roberts, Breslin, Lourd): Following up on the season finale, the Chanels have been committed to mental institution, where they’ll be studying under their former nemesis Dean Munsch. “Things have been flipped around,” said Falchuk.
Hester (Michele): While Falchuk didn’t detail Hester (a.k.a. Chanel #6’s) role in the operations of the hospital, he said, “In this hospital, there’s some funny business going as well. There’s an aspect to this show that involves murder and a killer and in those ways Hester is going to be intimately involved.”
Zayday (Palmer): After graduating from Wallace University in two years, Zayday will be training to become a doctor under the supervision of Dean Munsch.
Dean Munsch (Curtis): After traveling the world in search of a new passion, Dean Munsch buys a hospital and will “run this hospital the way she sees fit.”
Denise (Nash): Denise is now a member of the FBI and will cross paths with the other characters when her expertise is needed to solve the worsening problems at the hospital.
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