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Nick Jonas says role on "Scream Queens" is "amazing"

Ryan Murphy returned with his latest show, "Scream Queens," Tuesday night, starring Emma Roberts, Oliver Hudson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer and Abigail Breslin. The first season of the Fox anthology chronicles a college campus that's been hit by a series of murders.

Jonas, 23, told us over the summer that he was thrilled to work with Murphy, the series creator of "Glee," "American Horror Story" and "Nip/Tuck."

"It's a pretty amazing show to be a part of. It's a great cast and something I've had a lot of fun doing," Jonas told CBS News.

Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5 and guest star Nick Jonas as Boone on "Scream Queens." Fox

On the horror comedy, Jonas portrays Boone, a member of the Dickie Dollar Scholars, who is gay. This marks the second time Jonas has played a gay character on a TV series.

In last year's season 1 finale of DirecTV's "Kingdom," viewers found out that Jonas' character Nate Kulina is gay, a story line that's sure to come into play in season 2.

"There are some indications of some of the things to come and that story line developing a bit more," Jonas said about the upcoming season of the mixed martial arts fighting drama. And it's all about self-discovery. So for this character, it's a really important time in his life. And we're trying to tell the story honestly ... The MMA world, I think, would have a tough time embracing someone who was dealing with this. I'm loving telling this story and honored to tell it," he said.

"Scream Queens" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox, and "Kingdom" returns in October.

Lauren Moraski

Lauren Moraski is managing editor of entertainment at

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