The official press release for Scream Queens season 2 hit the wire at 9am EST today.
Then, more sad news: as things changed creatively and schedule-wise, we learned Shawnee Smith would also be saying, “goodbye.”
We love James and Shawnee to death, and rest assured, we’ll be working together with both of them again. They are like family to us.
…at first, the big changes broke our hearts.
We loved making season 1 of Scream Queens, and at first, the big changes broke our hearts. On the bright side, we were put in the super-cool position of meeting with incredible horror film directors and terrific actresses who could help fill the large shoes left behind by James and Shawnee.
Honestly, it was crazy to meet with actresses and directors we admired, and realize they wanted to be part of our show. For two kids outta’ Cleveland and Belgium, it was pretty rad.
The New Judges of Scream Queens Season 2
Tim’s passion for actors and making movies is clear the moment he opens his mouth…
Filling the role of director is the extremely charismatic Tim Sullivan. A real horror director, he’s done films he calls “Splatstick” like 2001 MANIACS and SNOOP DOGG’S HOOD OF HORROR, as well as the character-driven teen ghost story DRIFTWOOD. Tim’s passion for actors and making movies is clear the moment he opens his mouth, and he’s going to be amazing on Scream Queens.
Our talented actress and host for Season 2 is Jaime King. A terrific artist, you’ve seen her in everything from MY BLOODY VALENTINE to BULLETPROOF MONK to PEARL HARBOR. Not only is she a master of her craft, she has an intense passion for helping aspiring actresses achieve their dreams.
Jaime was only interested in working on the show if she knew she could help actresses improve.
That’s not me just spinning a P.R. line…Jaime was only interested in working on the show if she knew she could help actresses improve. She said, “If I can’t help them grow, I don’t want to do it.” After watching season one of Scream Queens, Jamie saw that we were serious about supporting undiscovered actresses, and chose to do the show because of that.
Some More Good News
Everyone’s favorite bad-ass acting coach, John Homa, will be back!
Props to James Gunn
We have to give James a lot of credit. He recommended Tim Sullivan as his replacement, and though we met a ton of incredibly awesome directors, James’ instinct was dead on. James is also under the impression that we’re not giving him credit for the Tim Sullivan find, and has complained endlessly to me. James, I say it loudly for the world to hear: you da’ man.
Plus, James Gunn told Jaime King that we didn’t suck. Thank you, James.
An Exciting Season
Scream Queens season 1 was our baby…our dream show come true. A perfect blend of competition reality and real movie making. It will always have a special place in our hearts.
That said, Season 2 is going to be completely amazing. We feel so lucky to have Tim and Jaime on the Scream Queens team.
Get ready for a kick-ass season!