The True Blood star joins Lea Michele in a new Fox drama from American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy

By Lynette Rice
Updated January 17, 2015 01:45 PM
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Fox just snagged Alcide.

Joe Manganiello will star in a new American Horror Story-like drama for Fox about a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders.

The new series, called Scream Queens, is from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto – the executive producers of American Horror Story and Glee – and comes with an all-star cast. Lea Michele will jump from the series finale of Glee into the new show. Joining her will be Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Keke Palmer (Akeela and the Bee), and Ariana Grande, who will guest-star in a recurring role.

Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Freak Show) were previously announced in starring roles in the limited series.

Production on the series will begin in the spring and will premiere in the fall on Fox.

In other news announced by Fox Saturday, the network has ordered a second season of Empire, a third season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a second season of Gotham.