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Nick Jonas joins 'Scream Queens' cast

Nick Jonas signs on to Ryan Murphy's new Fox series #ScreamQueens

Nick Jonas may soon be giving his vocal chords a different kind of workout. The pop singer is joining the cast of the upcoming series "Scream Queens" in a recurring role.

Jonas is currently juggling a hit recording career (his first solo album debuted in November) and stars in the mixed martial arts drama series "Kingdom" on the Audience Network. But why not add a network series to his plate?

The Fox series, set to debut in the fall, was created by the "Glee" trio of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan and is being billed as a horror comedy set at a university where the students are suddenly meeting untimely ends.

Jamie Lee Curtis, one of the original so-called "scream queens," has already been announced in the cast. Curtis, as horror fans well know, screamed her lungs out in the late '70s and early '80s in films like the original "Halloween," "Prom Night," "Terror Train" and "The Fog." She returned to her horror movie roots in the late '90s for "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later."

Curtis and Jonas will be joined by Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer. Pop singer Ariana Grande will also make an appearance in a guest-starring role.

Production on the series is set to begin this spring.

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