Ryan Murphy’s hit TV shows, “Scream Queens” and “American Horror Story,” are meeting in California. Unfortunately, it’s not for a crossover. The two shows are the latest recipients of California’s tax credits and they’re in the area just for shooting.
Deadline reports that the two shows were part of the 9 projects that the California Film Commission announced Wednesday (March 9) that will receive part of the $37.6 million of credits.
Twenty-one TV projects vied for $37.6 million in credits, and nine projects were picked. This was the fifth and final application round this fiscal year, which ends June 30.
“Scream Queens” filmed its first season in New Orleans, and will begin production in California in July. It is the second series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk to relocate to the state, after “American Horror Story” moved back to California for the current season.
“Our success in helping five existing TV series relocate to California in less than a year illustrates the success we’re achieving with the expanded tax credit program,” California Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemisch said in a statement. “Every new TV series we attract or retain brings long-term, high-wage jobs that would otherwise go elsewhere.”
Commission officials say that the nine approved projects will generate an estimated $313 million in direct spending, including $121 million in wages to below-the-line crew members.
“Scream Queen’s” second season is still in the works and the world is already hot on the who’s who that are going to be in season 2.
In addition to the big stars like Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas during the first season, it was earlier reported that Taylor Swift, Adam Levine and Harry Styles are being considered to be part of the show.
For American Horror Story, Lady Gaga also confirmed that she will be back for the sixth season. Although the actress already confirmed it in an interview with New York radio station Z100 she still hasn’t disclosed what role she is going to play in the upcoming season.