Out television powerhouse Ryan Murphy wants to bring back his black comedy cult series “Scream Queens” – but fans of the slasher send-up shouldn’t get too excited yet.
Murphy, who has built an entertainment empire as creator of “American Horror Story,” “Pose,” “Glee,” “Feud,” and a host of other LGBTQ-favorite shows, said in an interview with Deadline that he would “be up for” a third season of the Fox series, but the decision isn’t his to make.
“Obviously I work for Netflix now,” said the Golden Globe and Emmy winner, and that the choice to bring back “Scream Queens,” belongs to “the studio who made it.”
“Emma said she would do it,” he continued, referring to Emma Roberts, the series’ star. “Lea Michele said she would do it, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd are all in. So, it would depend if Fox wants to do it. I think we’d all do it. I think we’re waiting for them to call us.”
He intimated that the time would be right thanks to a recent spike in the show’s popularity on Hulu, where the original two seasons are available for streaming. “I don’t know if time has caught up to it, or it takes a while for people to get things,” he said, “but yes, I’d be up for it. The fans should write Fox and say they want this, Fox Studios and the network.”
In the interview, Murphy also dropped some teasers about the future of “American Horror Story,” heavily implying that next year’s tenth season will be set in space, and that it will reunite fan-favorite actors from the show’s past, such as Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters.
“Too soon to tell,” he said, “but I’ll just sort of say, the people who helped build this show into what it is, who believed in it from the beginning, have been contacted and are interested.”
In addition, though the hit FX show – which has racked up 96 Emmy nominations so far – currently has no contract to extend past next year, he expressed careful confidence that the show will continue “beyond season 10.”