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MTV’s “Scream” is Rebooting for Season 3; New Cast of Characters

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MTV’s “Scream” is hitting the reboot button. Here’s what that means.

Based on the hit movie franchise, the MTV series “Scream” has been wildly inconsistent when it comes to the length of its seasons. The debut season was 10 episodes, while the show expanded to 13 episodes for its second season. Continuing this trend, Season 3 of “Scream” will be just six-episodes long; and according to a report from Deadline today, it’s going to be WAY different.

The site reports that Dimension TV is looking to introduce a new storyline and new cast of characters for the upcoming third season of “Scream.” They note that regulars like Willa Fitzgerald have been given permission to take other jobs, but that MTV remains committed to the series. Ratings dipped from Season 1 to Season 2, which could explain why they want to reboot.

At this time, MTV is searching for a new showrunner.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein executive produce under the Dimension TV production umbrella. The late Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad also executive produce. Matthew Signer and Keith Levine are producers.



  • Travis_Bickle

    Who cares…

    • Munchie

      People who don’t share your opinion care. Crazy concept, innit?

      • Travis_Bickle

        Blow yourself

        • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

          Blow your brains out, do us a fav yeah?

          • Travis_Bickle

            Must be a trump supporter

          • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

            An edgelord referring to himself as “Travis Bickle” who just told someone to blow themselves, accusing me of supporting Trump. Sorry, give me a sec to bask in the irony, lol

            You crack me up tough guy

          • Travis_Bickle

            Assuming you even get the Travis Bickle reference….go back to your rally and brietbart message boards tough guy.

        • Munchie

          Wish I could bro.

  • Ivy Julia Carey

    Good news, although I’m going to miss Brooke. Hopefully they make the series like the actual movie and not some teen drama with limited chase scenes.

    • WoodsboroKiller

      i’m going to miss her, too. i have a feeling mtv will go all out for this season. at least i hope. they need to reel viewers back in. and they need to do something extra cool to get fans of season 1 & 2 on board.

  • WoodsboroKiller

    some pros: maybe they’ll get the original mask. somehow tie it into the movies directly. this could be, after all, the last thing we get that’s scream related. unless everyone digs season 3 and they want to keep going. this could be the start of an anthology thing and then, really, it could go on for as long as they want. depending on ratings that is.

    some cons: no more emma, audrey, brooke and noah. a beloved set of characters that i know a lot of people are going to miss. no tying up of the brandon james storyline. who killed kieran? so many loose ends and questions that sadly won’t be answered.

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      Getting the original mask is a con. The Ghostface mask has been parodied too much to be scary by now.

  • Munchie

    i liked the first two seasons a lot, mostly because i watched them while on vacation in europe. perfect hotel netflix material, not great but extremely watchable. as far as the films go, i’m a big fan of 1 & 3, 2 was ok, and i thought 4 was execrable.

  • ChrisDACase95

    This better turn out to be a rumor; if this is true I’m gonna be pissed!

    If they wanna start a new storyline, then that’s fine, but it has to be AFTER they finish the current storyline and tie up loose ends.

    You don’t just pull a new story out of your ass when you near the end of your current one. From a storytelling standpoint it’s bullshit. From a TV standpoint it’s bullshit.

    Why should the audience care if about a third season if it doesn’t continue where the cliffhangers leave off ? Why do the audience care about the new characters when they don’t know what happened to the old characters ? Why should the fans, who became invested in the story and characters for the past two seasons, suddenly watch a new story watch a third season if there’s gonna be no resolution for the show they got invested in ?

    This is just incompetent story telling, almost on par with season four of Every Witch Way.

  • Biscoito18

    Thank God! I’m sorry for the fans, but I hated season 1 and 2! This better be good. I hope that they cut off a lot of the “degrassi” aspect with fewer episodes.

  • Mr. Screamer

    Then why did they end the Halloween Special like that, at that point they knew the ratings were horrible for Season 2, so why didn’t they give some kind of freaking closure for the ‘original’ story of the show?!?

    I am very happy we could finally get a true Scream tv series, but I am extremely pissed because the Brandon James story will probably never have an ending, and I totally LOVE Brooke.
    I’m waiting for story and cast news now.

  • Khy

    While a lot of you guys who hated the show will be happy- I do feel very bad about the people who are hooked on the current story and characters. They had the chance to wrap up Emma’s story and do away with those characters in the Halloween special.

  • Mr. Screamer

    #MTVScream is trending at #2 on Twitter. People are PISSED.

  • I was just growing onto Emma and they cut it off, there could have been a different way to tie them together

  • Gabriel

    I’ll miss Brooke and Audrey, but that’s about it. I feel really sorry for the hardcore fans, though, and I know they must be pretty devastated, especially when the Halloween special was a massive wasted opportunity to wrap things up for the characters they fell in love with.

    As for the reboot, I’m not sure I’ll even bother. It’s still on MTV, so that doesn’t inspire confidence. If they can get Roger Jackson back for the voice, bring back the original mask (or find a good alternative, as I didn’t care for the Brandon James mask at all), and cast some interesting people… then sure, I’ll give it a shot. Highly doubt any of that will happen, however.

  • Khy

    LOL Fans are going apeshit on twitter. Worldwide trending. Wow

    • Mr. Screamer

      i know right omg!!

  • Mr. Screamer


  • Wes Draven

    I actually liked the Scream television series a fair bit. The series was flawed, very, very flawed, like, terribly flawed, but it was fun and Audrey, at least, really grew on me. If it wants a future, it’s probably for the best that they reboot, however, even if I wanted that series to wrap up. Maybe this season draws enough people in for a fourth season?

  • It’s a good idea!
    I love the films, but the TV show is horrible. The plot is poor and the characters are annoying. I want a 3rd season with a really good and bloody vibe as the original films.

    Btw, would be a great idea a TV show with Kirby Reed as main character.

  • Gabriel

    Seasons one and two should turn out to be a show called “STAB” in season three. I mean, it would reference both the films and the first two seasons all in one go.

    • Admiral Gustav Quackenspiel

      I love that idea. The series always felt more like a shitty Stab sequel than Scream so going that route might might make the first two seasons tolerable

    • Halloween_Vic

      That could work!!!!

  • Forca84

    I hate watched it all the way through. They pretty much wrapped it all up. I hope they genuinely try to make the show better.

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      Uh.. They ended on a pretty big cliffhanger. No wrap ups!

      • Forca84

        Meh… The main core is still alive. I won’t be losing sleep over who the new killer was. They may as well have just revealed it instead of the Halloween special.

        • darklordofgorgoroth

          I say kill the main core and move on. And give us 6 episodes of pure slasher with minimal teen drama!

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    We need it moved from MTV

  • dukeblues

    The original scream movie was okay. The sequels were teen angst and shit. Pass

  • Cancel it. The acting was sub par and the killers reveal was ALWAYS predictable. This series needs a complete reboot properly on the big screen. Bring Sidney back, make it her last role and maybe her daughter or something is the next victim or whatever. IDK but I was sooooooooo disappointed with both seasons.

  • RKSDooM

    After the killer reveal at the end of season 2 I lost all interest, which sucks because I love Bex Taylor-Klaus and was really hoping they’d do something risky and fun with her character after the season 1 finale. But alas, risky and fun were not to be found in the SCREAM TV series dojo (for me anyway).

    I never got around to watching the Halloween special, but if they are really going to full-on reboot the show, then here’s hoping they buckle down and get the rights to Ghostface mask this time.

  • Mark Lepine

    I would have Kevin Williamson involved with it again and have Bob, and Harvey Weinstein as far away as possible. Williamson could really do wonders with Scream on TV. I didn’t mind the first two seasons but they were no where near what they should/ could have been.

  • Dan

    It’s getting rebooted because season 2 sucked. I gave season 1 a shot & it was ok. Season 2 started & 2 episodes in I gave up on it, it turned into a teen driven shit show. Yet asshats around talked like it was the best thing since sliced bread. The same lovers of the Scream series raked TWD over the coals. Too funny.

  • disqus_uPh3WDxbQy

    I enjoyed the show but not sure I’ll watch the reboot because I feel like MTV is giving anyone who invested their time into seasons 1 and 2, the big middle finger. They should’ve gave the characters closure with the Halloween special if they wanted to start fresh.

    • DarkBree


  • Adam Clifton

    Bring back Ghostface

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      No! The Ghostface mask has been parodied too much to be scary by now. It was the right thing to replace it

  • Simon Allen

    Yay ! No more Wooden Willa !!

  • Shane o mac

    Re cast and have the killer be more ruthless

  • Kvngbalor

    Slasher was so everything Scream could of been hate that there is no talks of a season 2

    • Halloween_Vic

      Slasher was awesome!!! Why the hell hasn’t it gotten renewed?

      • darklordofgorgoroth

        Slasher had the most predictable killer ever, though..

        • Halloween_Vic

          Yea I agree it did the entire time I knew it was him.

  • jurgmandr

    the show’s dead as far as I’m concerned. Anyone who was a fan of the first 2 seasons isn’t going to really care about what’s going on in the reboot.

  • DarkBree

    This is stupid, there are so many loose ends. If they wanted to reboot it, why didn’t they finish Emma’s storyline in the Halloween special? This one was a waste of time.

    • GunsOfNavarone

      Agreed, the halloween special was lame af and a wasted opportunity.

  • Anti Spook

    A reboot with no closure to seasons 1-2? SIX EPISODES? WHAT’S THE POINT!?! Why would anyone bother investing in it? It’s clear they don’t give a crap about finishing stories audiences have wasted several hours of their lives on. Cancel this trash and give us Scream 5 and 6. They kept saying 4 would be the start of a new trilogy. Goddamn liars.

    • Mr. Screamer

      But then Scream 4 underperformed at the box office, and in 2015 Wes Craven died so the cast doesn’t seem willing to do it anymore.
      The show is probably the last Scream we’ll get for even a decade from now.


    Thank God. Season one was awesome, but season two was boring. They should reboot it every year. I wouldn’t mind even if they use same actors in new roles, as long as they reveal/explain everything at the each season’s finale.

  • Halloween_Vic

    Thank GOD!!!!!! Seriously man just give us a new movie. Really Season 3 with just 6 episodes? I mean are we gonna at least get the original ghost face look? Come on bro don’t fuck this up! Or just give us a damm new film or make a TV movie version.

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      Just six episodes = more killer, less filler

      • Halloween_Vic

        More chase scenes I would hope for at least.

  • FromTheAshes21

    Maybe “reboot” is too strong a word? I can’t imagine they will leave the first 2 seasons unresolved. They could be saying they are introducing a new cast of characters to exist alongside the existing survivors; that way they have some cannon fodder to kill off in season 3. And they could be telling the actors to seek other work because of the short length of only 6 episodes for season 3, they’d be able to work around their schedule to film the episodes; and with the new characters in the mix, they’d get less screen time for their commitment. Overall, though, season 2 was a far cry from season 1. I don’t know if they can bring back the suspense; and 6 episodes is a damn small season to test the waters with. If people DO tune in, they’ll forget about the show by the time it comes back for a season 4…

  • GunsOfNavarone

    I liked seasons 1 and 2, maybe not 2 as much as 1, but like everyone else, I’m annoyed they finished it on a cliffhanger. The halloween special was utter crap. I think for the new season, they need to up the age of the characters and give it a more mature tone. They should also get in a load of actors but tell them that they won’t be sticking around the whole season. Too many of the regulars from seasons 1, 2 survived with fodder brought in every other week so it wasn’t difficult to work out who would be killed. We need to be surprised at a similar rate to how lead characters suddenly die on Game Of Thrones.

    • darklordofgorgoroth

      The Halloween special was cool, because it was a straight up slasher and not a teen drama. Agreed on everything else

  • darklordofgorgoroth

    Retarded. Ending on a cliffhanger is inexcusable. Also, rebooting a reboot? Seriously??
    One can only hope that the 6 episodes will be straight up horror and not a teen drama.

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