Joe Manganiello and Lea Michele Join FOX’s ‘Scream Queens’

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“True Blood’s” Joe Manganiello may be living it up on the big screen as a sexy stripper in the upcoming “Magic Mike” sequel, “Magic Mike XXL,” and Lea Michele may be preparing for the end of “Glee,” but the pair will soon make the comedy-horror anthology series “Scream Queens” a thing next season on FOX.

The network announced today during its portion of the Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena that the two have joined Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”) and Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show”) as regulars in the 15-episode first installment.

With production set to begin in the spring for a fall launch on the network, the first installment of the Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) created anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.

Also joining the cast as regular are Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Zombieland,” “August: Osage County”) and Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”). Pop star Ariana Grande will guest-star in a recurring role.

“Scream Queens” is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association Ryan Murphy Television. The series is co-created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto will serve as executive producers.