Lea Michel

Lea Michele to Star in ABC's Mayoral Comedy Pilot — R.I.P. Scream Queens?

Lea Michele has elected a half-hour ABC sitcom as her next TV endeavor.

The Scream Queens actress has joined the network’s untitled comedy pilot about a struggling hip-hop artist (played by Search Party‘s Brandon Michael Hall) who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape — and wins. 

Details on Michele’s character are TBD.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon producer Jeremy Bronson penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside former Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs.

I’m told Michele’s casting is not in second position to Scream Queens, but since Fox’s horror-comedy was designed as an anthology with a rotating ensemble, it doesn’t necessarily mean the series is dead. That said, given the show’s low ratings, a renewal is still seen as very unlikely.

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  1. MK says:

    Love her! Can’t wait for this…especially with David Diggs at the helm.

  2. nickspace says:

    She was tragically under-utilized in Scream Queens’ second season anyway. She’s far too talented for that show, so this is great news.

  3. Erik says:

    It’ll be nice to see her in something not by Ryan Murphy

  4. T.W.S.S. says:

    Yes, they should cancel Scream Queens. There was a steep drop in quality between the first two seasons, and using the previously ignored anthology set up for season three would be weird.

    • John036 says:

      it was never meant to be a full anthology, it was always planned to have the survivors of the previous season continue to the next
      I’m really looking forward to this pilot, especially if it goes to series. I think Lea is an amazing comedic actress.

  5. A. D. says:

    Not a good actress. Very overrated. The premise of this show sounds boring and unoriginal.

  6. william says:

    Surprised Scream Queens lasted this long. Stupid show.

  7. Matt says:

    I’m excited to see her in a comedy not by Ryan Murphy. I was a little concerned she spent two consecutive seasons after glee on one of his shows.

  8. Delilah says:

    Skipping this one. Can’t stand this self-absorbed marginally talented starlet.

  9. Tim O'Brien says:

    The first season of Scream Queens was pretty good but it just got annoying in season 2,