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There's nothing quite like a good, old fashioned satire, and FOX's Scream Queens currently represents some of the finest satirical TV on the air today. Its balance of horror and black comedy has become incredibly popular with fans, and will seemingly continue when the series returns to FOX this fall. Not only will the series change locations from a college campus to a hospital, but also the new location will be bolstered by the addition of Twilight star Taylor Lautner to the show's ensemble. Lea Michele has just shared the first look at Lautner from the hit series. Check it out below.
Actress Lea Michele took to Twitter to post this shot from the recent Scream Queens promo day. Although we can only see the side/back of his head in this photo, it's clear that Taylor Lautner seems to be enjoying himself on set.
The actor recently joined the cast as a character named Dr. Cassidy Cascade, a character whose odd (and possibly murderous) persona seems to fit perfectly into the setting of the next season of the series. Lea Michele continued to film her co-star behind the scenes on her Snapchat account, and her fans fans made sure to aggressively screen shot each and every moment. It all seems to only further hammer home the bizarre nature of his medical professional character.
Of course, that shot above was just the back of Lautner's head, and doesn't really count, and the image that Michele retweeted below is a much better look at Doc Lautner in true form.
Now, I know that there are a large number of readers who have probably rolled their eyes at the very mention of Taylor Lautner. In past years, he has taken a great deal of critical flack for his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight series, and in many ways he rightfully deserves the criticism for taking part in that abomination. However, he has done quite a bit to shirk his "heartthrob" status and carve out a new niche for himself in the world of comedy. Between stints in Adam Sandler movies like Grown Ups 2 and The Ridiculous 6, as well as a standout role on the BBC sitcom Cuckoo, Lautner has proven that he has a knack for comedic timing.
Given Scream Queens' status as a popular black comedy, we have a feeling he was cast for more than just a six pack -- although we're sure the show will opt to have him pop that shirt off at least a couple of times. You simply don't waste looks in the world of entertainment.
The next season of Scream Queens seems to slowly but surely be coming together, and we have to admit that Taylor Lautner's comedic pedigree makes him a prime addition of the FOX series. We will keep you up to date with all of the latest and greatest updates related to Scream Queens as they become available to us. The second season of the hit series will premiere on Tuesday, September 20, at 9 p.m. ET. For more information concerning the most highly anticipated fall premieres, check out our premiere schedule in order to keep yourself up to date.