5:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Nick Jonas Boards Fox's Ryan Murphy Comedy 'Scream Queens' (Exclusive)
In casting sure to make young fans scream with delight, Fox's horror comedy anthology Scream Queens is adding a Jonas brother to its ranks.
Nick Jonas has booked a recurring role on the Fox series from Glee and American Horror Story masterminds Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The 15-episode, hourlong comedy will premiere in fall 2015, with season one set on a college campus that's rocked by a series of murders. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series; production will begin in the spring. Plot details — including who Jonas will play — are being kept under wraps.
Jonas, currently a regular on DirecTV's MMA drama Kingdom, joins a cast that includes series regulars Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Lea Michele (Glee), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies). Ariana Grande will guest-star in a recurring role. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
For Jonas, the role comes months after he released his self-titled solo debut that spawned the double-platinum single "Jealous," as well as new single "Chains." He'll next join Iggy Azalea on her Great Escape tour in the spring.
The series hails from 20th Century Fox Television, where Murphy and Glee/American Horror Story co-creator Falchuk are under rich overall deals. Glee's Murphy, Falchuk and Ian Brennan created Scream Queens and will exec produce alongside Dante Di Loreto.
Jonas is repped by CAA and Schreck Rose.