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Actor Colton Haynes has taken part in some seriously violent shows over the years. Teen Wolf put his character through gruesome changes after his character Jackson was bitten by a werewolf, and Arrow pitted him up against the worst of the worst as the archer vigilante Arsenal. Haynes took a brief break from the violence for a pair of appearances on the sitcom Grinder after leaving Arrow, but he's back on a violent track for his next character. He has signed on to appear in Season 2 of Scream Queens on Fox.
Colton Haynes will turn up in Season 2 in a guest star role that is currently shrouded in mystery, according to EW. The lack of details could very well mean that his character will be quite significant to Season 2. We can confirm that his character will significantly raise the handsome quotient of the cast. There's a decent chance that he'll come to a premature end considering the nature of the show he's joining, but he's a fairly recognizable actor in genre TV. Even if his character is only on Scream Queens as a guest star, he could be pretty important.
Season 2 of Scream Queens will take the returning characters out of the sorority that saw all the screaming in Season 1 and set the action in a dark, creepy hospital. Almost the entire cast will be back for the second season, with Jamie Lee Curtis' Cathy Munsch in charge of the hospital and the Chanels working as her staff. A few new characters have been announced as well. A Glee alum will be joining Lea Michele to play a character currently known as "Candy Striper," and John Stamos and Taylor Lautner are on board to play the dreamiest doctors ever to show up on a horror comedy series. For Colton Haynes' character's sake, I hope he's another doctor. I wouldn't want to be a patient in a hospital filled with the Chanels as a work force.
The Scream Queens role will be Haynes' first appearance on a violent show since his guest appearance in a Season 4 episode of Arrow. He left the CW superhero series due to anxiety that was affecting his health; it's a good sign that he's going to return to genre TV in what could be a memorable role. Even if his character comes to an untimely - and let's be honest, probably funny - end in Scream Queens, he could be a highlight of the whole season. As a fan of Haynes' work on his three seasons of Arrow, I'm optimistic about what he can bring to Season 2 of Scream Queens.
Scream Queens will return to the airwaves for Season 2 on September 20, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET. Check out our fall TV premiere schedule to see what else you'll be able to catch on the small screen in the not-too-distant future.