E4 Acquires UK Rights To Ryan Murphy’s Fox Series ‘Scream Queens’

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Scream Queens is coming to the UK.

E4 has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the horror-comedy anthology series from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, TVWise has learned. Scream Queens will premiere on E4 this Autumn.

From Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, Scream Queens is set in Wallace University, which  is rocked by a string of murders. The dramedy series, which has an order for 15 episodes, is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande

Like American Horror Story and American Crime Story, each season of Scream Queens will focus on an entirely new storylines and feature a rotating cast in different roles. The series kicked off it’s run on Fox in the United States last night with a two-hour premiere. The executive producers are Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

While deals have been taking longer to tie down lately, E4’s pick up of Scream Queens is latest in a string of licensing agreements that UK broadcasters have sealed in recent months for upcoming series from the 2015-2016 broadcast season. E4 previously acquired Rush Hour and Containment, Sky Living recently closed a deal with WB for Blindspot, and UKTV agreed a package deal with Disney for Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Quantico and medical drama Code Black.

  • Popeye13

    Is this a life-of-series deal do you know?

    • I’m waiting to hear confirmation, but I’m told it’s a “long-running, multi-season” deal.

      • Popeye13

        Thanks mate!

  • Bailey Walker

    Any idea if Supergirl and/or Lucifer are nearing a UK deal soon?