Joe Manganiello Exits Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, Nashville’s Oliver Hudson Steps In

Joe Manganiello and Oliver Hudson
Joe Manganiello has pulled out of Ryan Murphy's upcoming series Scream Queens -- find out who will be replacing him Paras Griffin/Getty Images; Michael Loccisano/WireImage

Casting change! Joe Manganiello has exited Ryan Murphy's horror-comedy anthology series Scream Queens, Variety confirms. According to FOX, the actor had to pull out to concentrate on promoting his upcoming film Magic Mike XXL later this year.

Sofia Vergara's fiance may be gone, but another hunky star has stepped in to take his place — Oliver Hudson. The actor, who is currently starring on ABC's Nashville, will take one of the male leads opposite Lea Michele. The actress and Murphy previously worked with Hudson's sister Kate Hudson, who was a guest star on Glee from 2012 to 2013. (Oliver's mom is also Goldie Hawn.)

Scream Queens' first season will revolve around a college campus rattled by a series of horrific murders. It also stars Nasim Pedrad, Jamie Lee Curtis (the original scream queen from other early '70s and late '80s slasher flicks like Halloween), Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, and Keke Palmer.

Scream Queens is set to premiere in the fall with 15 episodes.

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