We're coming up on three years since the end of the TV series Scream Queens, which concluded its two-season run on Fox back in 2016. A spoof of the horror genre, the horror comedy series was notable for featuring the most legendary scream queen of all, Jamie Lee Curtis, in a lead role. Although both seasons were very entertaining, no new episodes were ever produced, leaving the series dead in the water. Now, co-creator Ryan Murphy is teasing a possible Scream Queens revival on his Instagram account, revealing he's had discussions about it with some of the show's leading ladies. As of yet, however, Murphy admits he's not sure exactly how to bring it back, and is looking for feedback from the fans to help him decide.
"So many people recently have been asking me about rebooting or continuing SCREAM QUEENS (RIP, taken too soon). Emma, Billie, Lea and I have mused on it, but question: should it be a six episode limited? A catch up movie? Who should I bring back? Would love your thoughts. So many questions..."
The show's freshman season was set in a fictional university, featuring Jamie Lee Curtis as primary character Dean Cathy Munsch. Its story follows a serial killer disguised as the university's Red Devil mascot, targeting sorority sisters. Joining Curtis in the cast were many other notable names, including Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, Billie Lourd, Lea Michele, and Abigail Breslin. Season 2 set the story in a hospital, where Munsch now works along with several surviving characters from the first season. Other big names like John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, and Kirstie Alley came on board for season 2, which saw the introduction of a new masked killer called the Green Meanie.
Although Fox axed Scream Queens in 2016, Curtis has somehow made herself even more iconic in the horror genre. She reprised the role of Laurie Strode in last year's new Halloween, which was a sequel to the very first movie Curtis had starred in. The movie broke many box office records, which includes recognition as the highest-grossing slasher movie of all time. Assuming she'd be interested in returning as Cathy Munsch, a third season of Scream Queens could be the biggest one yet, given how Curtis has only gotten even more popular in the time since the end of season 2.
The rest of the major players from the series have remained pretty busy as well. Still, if some of them have been talking with Ryan Murphy about a potential revival, it must mean there's some interest there. Getting the gang back together for new episodes would certainly be amazing for the fans, but it would have to line up with the availability of the schedules of those involved. Series star Abigail Breslin just went through something similar with the sequel to Zombieland, finally getting the movie made after a decade of waiting for the schedules of her and her co-stars to perfectly align.
Because Murphy is merely bouncing around the idea at this point, we're not going to see this happen in the immediate future. A Scream Queens return would certainly be interesting to see, however, so if you want to see it become a reality, you can share your thoughts directly with Ryan Murphy on Instagram. You can see his post questioning fans about the show's potential return below.