'Buffy' star joins the cast of Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'

Charisma Carpenter has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, who played vapid cheerleader Cordelia Chase for three seasons before moving to spin-off series Angel for the duration, has signed onto Ryan Murphy's upcoming comedy horror series as the mother of Ariana Grande's character, Deadline reports. feat charisma The 44-year-old actress joins an increasingly ridiculous roster of stars for the American Horror Story creator's new show, which revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders. As well as Ariana Grande, Scream Queens will star the original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, Glee's Lea Michele, American Horror Story's Emma Roberts and Jealous singer Nick Jonas – find out more here. sream Other confirmed cast members include True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and Academy Award nominated Little Miss Sunshine actress Abigail Breslin. Emma Roberts also let it slip on Instagram earlier today (June 25) that the eagerly-anticipated series will premiere on September 22 in the US. Get it in the diaries people. Meanwhile, MTV’s adaptation of iconic 90s horror series Scream is set to hit screens next week (June 30) – watch the show's trailer here. More stories: Watch: Footballer sent off after player sticks a finger up his backside “You’re in my house” – Obama shuts down heckler at White House LGBT event