Nearly three years after Season 2 of Scream: The TV Series last aired, the reworked third season will finally see the light of day. Leaving MTV behind, Scream: Resurrection will star an all-new cast and air over a three-day special event on VH1 this July.
Scream: Resurrection starts RJ Cyler as Deion Elliot, a star football running back whose tragic past comes back to threaten his plans for the future, not to mention the lives of all his friends. In addition to Cyler, Resurrection's cast includes Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, CJ Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello. Paris Jackson is also set to guest star.
Perhaps more interestingly, Resurrection's Ghostface will be voiced by Roger Jackson, who reprises his role from the original Scream film series. Moreover, the original Ghostface mask -- which the MTV series was unable to use -- will be making a comeback for VH1's reboot. This seems to suggest that Resurrection will be tied more closely to the Scream films, as well as reinforce the idea that the two MTV seasons will be ignored.
VH1 has released a first look trailer for Scream: Resurrection, which can be found below.
Of course, Scream began life as a franchise of slasher movies helmed by director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson. The series famously starred Neve Campbell as protagonist Sidney Prescott and revolved around the character's various battles with the different serial killers to don the Ghostface mask. Four films were released over a 15 year period from 1996 to 2011.
MTV's Scream television series premiered in 2015 and starred the likes of Bex Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young and Tracy Middendorf, among several others. The cast's new set of characters confronted surgical mask-clad Ghostface killers of their very own as they attempted to come to grips with their town's dark past.
As the show's second season drew to a close, a third season was announced by MTV in October of 2016, with Brett Matthews taking over as showrunner. Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Season 3 would go the reboot route, meaning that Season 2's cliffhangers would likely never be resolved. The fact that Season 3 is not connected to the previous two is apparently underscored by the show's transition from MTV to fellow Viacom-owned network VH1.
Scream: Resurrection is executive produced by Tony DiSanto, Liz Gately, Marianne Maddalena, Cathy Konrad and the late Wes Craven. Matthew Singer and Keith Levine will produce, with Maggie Malina and Dana Gotlieb-Carter overseeing. The six-episode season will air over a three-night special event on VH1, beginning Monday, July 8 at 9 p.m.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)