Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis is to direct an episode of 'Scream Queens'.

The 57-year-old actress was the original Scream Queen starring in slasher films such as 'Halloween' and 'Prom Night' at the start of her career, and now she's stepping behind the camera to helm an instalment of Fox's comedy horror show - in which she also stars as Dean Cathy Munsch.

'Scream Queens' is currently filming its second series with Jamie set to take up the director's chair for episode eight. The episode is scheduled to start shooting on October 12, and will air in November.

Whilst Jamie has previously directed a 1992 episode of 'Anything But Love' as well as a music video, this will mark her first directorial role on an hour-long drama.

The acting legend appears alongside 'American Horror Story' actress Emma Roberts and 'Glee' star Lea Michele in the show created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

Jamie's directing opportunity comes as part of Ryan Murphy's Half Foundation initiative which aims to offer jobs and mentorships to women, people of colour, and members of the LGBT community seeking employment in entertainment. Jamie will be working as a mentor to one of the foundation's students who will be present on the shoot.

The show follows the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority at Wallace University, led by Chanel Oberlin (Emma), that this threatened by Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie). In Series One, the sorority was plagued by a serial killer who used the university's Red Devil mascot as a disguise.

Series Two of the show takes place in a Hospital, and instead follows the students after they have graduated from Wallace. It is set in a place called the C.U.R.E Institute, where some bizarre medical cases are under observation.

'Scream Queens' currently airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Fox.