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MTV’s “Scream” Being Rebooted With Queen Latifah

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We told you earlier this year that MTV was planning on completely rebooting the “Scream” television series, and today brings some interesting new details about the show’s future.

THR confirms today that none of the cast members from the previous two seasons will be coming back for the six-episode third season of “Scream,” which just nabbed Brett Matthews (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural”) as its new showrunner. Additionally, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty have come aboard as executive producers via Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment banner.

The new season will feature a new cast, storyline and location, and THR notes that it will be “less white” and “more inclusive” than what we’ve seen from the series so far. They write, “the series looks to put a new spin on a proved concept that has not been embraced on the small screen.”

Harvey and Bob Weinstein remain on board as executive producers via Dimension TV, as will Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Conrad. Matthew Singer and Keith Levine produce.



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114 Comments
  • WoodsboroKiller

    well this is the most bizarre thing i’ve read today.

  • Lmao! I love the Scream 2 vibe im getting since there were many black supporting characters. I can’t wait for the racist members on here to cry white tears that their generic final girl from the previous seasons won’t be returning. (To be fair Emma grew onto me, I will miss Brooke though!)

    • WoodsboroKiller

      i got a scream 2 vibe too! i hope this means we’ll get a black final girl.

  • tyler

    I couldn’t care less if the entire cast was black, but before you even go into casting and production you spew the racist remark, “it’s going to be less white,” – I’m out. Then again, I wasn’t in from the beginning, from the “less black” cast. Bring Neve, Courtney, and David back for a 5th film or forget it. The series is stupid.

    • WoodsboroKiller

      where’s the racism in that? lmao

      • llcc1103

        huh? Its completely racist to say you are changing a show because its too white. Racism goes both ways moron.

        • WoodsboroKiller
          • llcc1103

            Oh why thank you for linking me the super liberal vice magazine.

          • llcc1103

            Oh and seriously? So you think racism can only be against blacks? look up the definition of racism or better yet here..
            noun
            prejudice,
            discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different
            race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

          • Ocelot006 .

            “Some light reading for you: someone else says reverse racism isn’t real therefore it isn’t.”

  • A2VL

    Oddly enough I actually think Queen Latifah would fit in Scream. Im not totally opposed to any of this.

  • Graham

    I tried to get into the series during season one but it was just so boring. With this overhaul, I’ll give it another shot!

  • llcc1103

    so tired of this PC trendy crap…

    • WoodsboroKiller

      there’s nothing pc about inclusivity. you wouldn’t call a show like the fresh prince of bel air pc because it features an all-black cast.

      • llcc1103

        the problem is though, in the era of fresh prince, we didnt worry about these things or announce it. It happened organically.

        • CGP

          Won’t get into racial nuance on the message board for Bloody Disgusting, but geeze man. At least try to make yourself seem smart and informed.

          • llcc1103

            Well I can at least defend myself here. What is so uninformed and unintelligent about what I said?

          • CGP

            Sorry, Charlie, but look through your Disqus profile. There’s no way you’re smart or informed. You are a frequent commenter on InfoWars for Christ’s sake! Keep typing away in your little basement hovel, bud.

          • llcc1103

            Ok Ill ask again and ignore your childish personal insults. What have I said here that’s uninformed or unintelligent?

          • CGP

            “Born and Raised in North Jersey, right outside of Manhattan.”

          • llcc1103

            Ok aside from your creepy obsessive disqus stalking. Whats wrong with that? Northern New Jersey is right outside of Manhattan…

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Better than the mainstream media.

  • Ally Maree

    I love the series and the movies a reboot ruins all this! And just leave season 2 with it looks like Brandon james is back but you will never know.

    Also the rasist less White comment? WTF!!!

    • WoodsboroKiller
      • tyler

        Love New York! Miss her being on my TV all the time! Anyways, Woodsboro Killer – Racism is not inclusive to black people so get over yourself.

        • llcc1103

          according to him it is. He will then link to you an article that says reverse racism doesnt exist

          • tyler

            That’s OK. Poor guy. He can’t help it he is stupid.

          • WoodsboroKiller

            it’s okay, guys. i know how hard it is being a straight white male who so badly wants to be oppressed so you can cry your straight white tears and feel like a victim.

          • tyler

            The description you just tried to label me on, while of course knowing nothing about me, is actually 100% inaccurate. That is the typical liberal racist way though to just go spew false words and name call. Anyways, continue on being you… we love the entertainment and the fake world you have made up in your mind. Carry on.

          • CGP

            First of all, you’re dumb. But that’s okay. A lot of people are.

            Secondly, they did a fair amount of market research and realized the show is connecting better with a black audience so they’re retooling it to align with them.

          • tyler

            @CGP – Link to this market research please? (Won’t hold my breath)

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            A link to a network’s market research? You truly are an idiot.

          • tyler

            @scriptgiver: CGP posted that there is – not me. I won’t name call back like a child because that is the current fad of the racist liberal… which I am not. I do wish you the best though on seeking an education.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            He never said there was a link, fucktard. He said they did research. Use your eyes.

          • CGP

            Reread some of my older posts, mama’s basement boy. I know. They did market research.

          • disqus_JGr7FxyRat

            Oppression is just an excuse losers who reside in the minority category use to justify why they’re wastes of space. Success is earned through hard work, not by whining about how oppressed you are.

  • DJV1985

    I’m done with the show. I never support shows that they use race as a selling point. “Less White” is clearly an attempt to try and appeal to those who believe that there is something wrong with having a white cast. If you have a all black cast just to suit a growing majoirty who now seem to think that anything “white” is evil and wrong (looking at the argument that Milk symbolises white privlege). Here’s an idea, why not cast the best actor for the job? I know it’s a shocking idea right?

    But yh I’m done with the show. Using race to try and get more people into it, it’s a pointless thing and while I enjoyed the first two seasons I’m pretty sure I won’t bother with the new one. A quick thought though, what happens when you decide to kill off one of the characters who happens to be black? What happens then, when the PC lot start screaming about how you killed off a black cast member and if you have the killer be black you’re gonna get the response of “Oh of course it’s the black guy”.

    God I’m so sick of this modern PC BS. Can we please move on.

    • tyler

      Then again… this is coming from the same racist MTV that did that racist commercial on what white men need to change. So, this really isn’t anything new. They found their niche in the people that are too dumb to know they are being racist and then they get a decent audience that just love watching the train wreck (in this case: racist ignorance). So don’t plan on this stupidity to stop anywhere in the near future. All we can do is ignore it and in return we also keep our sanity.

      • DJV1985

        I agree and really do want to just ignore it but I fear that, as you said, this is the way of the future.

    • Bro nobody asked you to comment, if you don’t like what is being discussed in the article then don’t go on it. You simply cannot move on. I won’t even bother reading your second paragraph, youre just butthurt like the rest of these priveleged horror buffs that only care about themselves.

      • DJV1985

        Yh makes total sense. Maybe you should think about a comment more before you bash away at the keyboard but here I’ll reply anyway: It has nothing to do with being a horror buff, it’s more to do with the claim that they’re making the show “less white” imagine if we took something and said we’re making this “less black” could you imagine the outrage?

        Oh and it has nothing to do with not liking what’s being discussed but more to do with being annoyed that a show I happen to enjoy is being rebooted just so they can make it “less white”. Again as I said, if it would’ve been “less (insert non-white)” there would be uproar. While not trying to make it political, it seems it’s the only way to make something better is make it “less white” lol but remember to check your “outrage” when they reboot Shaft with a white guy.

        • Dude. I have had this exact conversation with many ignorant white people, including my dumb ass father, who believes that it is possible to be racist to whites. Yeah, you can be prejudicial, but that’s about as far as it goes. And your argument, (just like every other white persons argument, cause this one is your guys favorite) that if they flipped the script and made it “less non white” there would be an uproar.. Well fucking duh. The world has been racist for so many years, you think going back and completely excusing people of color from a project would help? But you have to understand, beloved horror fan, that the world is not about you. The world is not yours to own. These shows you enjoy, are not only yours. There is a person of color, happy about this somewhere out there. They are happy that their skin color will have a bigger part in the show. Just because white people won’t be in it as much doesn’t make it less good, or racist. There are plenty of shows that you can enjoy with a white ensemble. You, refusing to watch the show because of their less white statement, makes you seem like a prick and self centered. And remember, theres no need to make a “less-black” show because news flash asshole, half the shit on cable is already like that. And yes, a reboot with a white man as the main character would outrage me, because instead of hiring a very talented black man they pick the priveleged whitey with just barely exceptional acting skills (ahem Scarlett) and no, if it was the other way around (say a black Annie) I wouldnt care. Making it a white girl is traditional, boring, and generic. At least a POC actor in place of a white one is more interesting and offers more of a story. So im sure a few things in my response hit some of your nerves, if not, thank you for changing your ugly opinion.

          • DJV1985

            My issue isn’t about the changing of the race. My issue is WHY they’re changing it. I’m all for black actors being given the role, hell they can have the lead for all I care it’s all about HOW they’re selling the reboot of the show “less white” it’s a ridiculous idea. And your point about them hiring a talented black man that’s just the point, that’s what I believe should happen instead of them replacing a cast or changing a character to suit the current climate of WHITE IS WRONG. I’m happy for an actor who does their job well to be given the job but when someone sells the product as “less white” it puts me off the show.

            Oh and never said anything about owning the show and never said it wasn’t made for other people. If it says that in my comment please show me because I never said it. Pointing out how disgusting it is that rebooting a show to make it “less white” doesn’t mean I’m saying the show is mine. And one last thing, this white privileged thing is also starting to get on my nerves, it’s a BS argument in the modern world. Almost no one alive today has anything to do with slave labour (which is the basis of that whole claim) so it’s a dumb idea. But hey like I said to the other person, when they reboot Shaft and have a white actor in the role because he is a better actor don’t go on comments and complain.

          • tyler

            @Honeypie: …You are gross. I literally feel that puke/gag in my throat as I read your comments. If you want to truly ever get revenge on anyone in your life… marry them.

  • Barry El Beardo

    Fucking stupid. Finish the current story line and then start with a new story and characters. How the fuck do you reboot a tv show anyway?

    • WoodsboroKiller

      i definitely think they should have wrapped up the season 1 and 2 storyline before rebooting. i think it’s going to be so confusing for viewers who aren’t aware of the news. i guess we can call this show an anthology now?

    • Trent Owens

      just butcher them in the first 10 min of the new season yay done

  • Mr. Screamer

    This better be good.

  • I don’t know if I’m happy or angry!
    The first two seasons were awful, the cast were so so so so so horrible, the plot was full of big holes and the killer’s identity was so predictable, but I was expecting to know who’s the real killer.
    However, I’m happy to see a new story, I hope they make an homage to the original films, casting good actors, writing a intense story full of great kills and twists.

  • MTV has low in ratings across the board the right now. They probably are trying any and everything to stay relevant. So, this new season is part of their experiment.
    When they said “less white,” I love how we automatically assume “Black,” simply because Queen Latifah is attached. I did not get that from the commentary. “Less white” could be more people of color across the board (Asian, latino, black, native american, etc.)
    Speaking from experience, it’s refreshing when you see a character on television that actually looks like you, especially in the horror genre. So, look at it from that perspective.
    I agree though, an entire minority cast won’t change a single thing about the series, especially if the writing and plot holes are still there.

  • Munchie

    Hoping for lots of Muslims and transgenders. They are absolutely integral to the storyline.

  • Zsimon

    The show was very vanilla if I do say so myself.. and it was corny as all hell.. something only white people could have put together lol let’s just hope that mask isn’t returning and we can get the normal one back!

  • disqus_uqr3Boh0Wp

    ok I’ll give it another go.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Less white?

    “Sorry Matthew McConaughey, I know for some strange reason you really wanna be in this show and you are one of the greatest actors out there but you’re white and we can’t have that.”

    Just get people who can act.

    • tyler

      Just get people who can act!?! Are you nuts? Where in the race card deck is that!?!

  • Grimphantom

    So this is like the Leprechaun in The Hood version…………LOL oh man, they so want this to die, this is actually funny https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f28cf7b983410d0e308d6c8720087ae734362da0c8bc25f4b8c497fb6e71e6c.gif

  • Macrodex

    Because the worst thing about the TV show was how many white people there were.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Will Ghostface be renamed Blackface?

    • Vincent Kane

      Come on now it’s African American Face

      • Ocelot006 .

        But what if he’s Haitian? Wouldn’t want to offend the Haitians now.

        • Vincent Kane

          Good point. Should we wait till we find out what the killer identifies as first?

  • ScriptGiverrrr

    Imagine being upset that you’re whiteness is only represented 98% of the time instead of 99%. Fucking idiots.

    • llcc1103

      Imagine being a racist like yourself and buying into all this divisive nonsense.

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        I’m white, dipshit.

        • llcc1103

          and yet you make racist comments and use buzzwords like “Whiteness” im sorry you live with white guilt.

          • Im sorry you choose to stay ignorant

          • Munchie

            not buying the bullshit and pc agendas and forced ‘issues’ of the day isn’t being ignorant. you want to complain about your life? go live in syria for a day and see how bad we have it here in america.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Says the pussy complaining about the color of someone’s skin on a stupid tv show.

          • Munchie

            I don’t give a flying fuck what anybody’s skin color is on any TV show. But I do give a fuck about idiots complaining about bullshit when there are a lot worse things in the world.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Like you and the others complaining about Scream right here on this board? That kind of bullshit?

          • Munchie

            Link to a comment I’ve made where I myself complain about skin color. Do it right now.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Your masculinity is soooooooo fragile.

          • Munchie

            Ok.

          • I feel sorry for you, but okay. Choose to stay ignorant because theres bigger problems in the world, thatll get shit done.

          • llcc1103

            How am I ignorant? Please elaborate.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Ahahahahahahaha

    • WoodsboroKiller

      amen.

    • Khy

      Well-written characters? Nice. Good actors? Nice. Wait- It won’t be all white? OMGGGGGG OH NOOOO! LAWD JESUS HOW TERRIBLE! BECAUSE AN ALL WHITE CAST IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY THING OF SUBSTANCE!!!

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        Ever notice how every single one of these idiots writes like a drooling moron?

    • Lol

      Lol, nobody’s being upset that there probably wont be as many white people in this show. It’s the sheer notion that people, for some strange fucking reason”, HALF to announce that it’s going to be “less white”. Because as someone mentioned above, if they had mentioned that the show was “less black” after having a majority of the last 2 seasons cast be of color, there would be people bitching and complaining that there isnt enough diversity in television. So please, spare the comment box with that bullshit, because you know as well as we all do, that saying shit like “less white” is going to piss people off solely because it doesnt need to be announced.

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        Cry me a fucking river.

        • Lol

          That’s an awesome comeback. Do you use that all the time when your arguments are destroyed by logic?

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            Again, cry me a fucking river.

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        HALF

        Have. Idiot.

        HahahahahHa

        • Lol

          I wrote that on mobile so sue me. But it’s hilarious how the only 2 retorts you have are “cry me a fucking river” and pointing out ONE typo, it’s almost as if you aren’t posting a credible response because you don’t have one. You really are a fucking retard.

          • Lol

            Wait for it…”cry me a fucking river”

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            I already made my point above, you sniveling idiot.

          • Lol

            Yeah your point was “Waah white people ” and “cry me a fucking river”. You have no credible response when challenged with logic.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            You’re presenting me with your opinion, not logic. But then again, you’re a fucking moron so you of course don’t know the difference. Go cry you fucking baby. Bye. You can have the last word, scumbag.

          • Lol

            The only one crying here is you. Sorry, not everyone subscribes to your race baiting bullshit.

          • ScriptGiverrrr

            HAhahahahahahahahahahah I love dopes like you.

  • Khy

    I love Queen Latifa. But this? No.

    What a mess. MTV/Dimension have several seats.

    • Mr. Screamer

      LOL @”have several seats”. I’ll be using that from now on, thanks.

  • Dark Darth

    Scream ‘less white’ is Scary Movie

  • Geno1987

    The Scream franchise has always been lame af. Could never decide if it was supposed to be satire of slashers or a legitimate slasher. Can’t have it both ways.

  • Vincent Kane

    Welp lost me at Queen Latifah

  • Vincent Kane

    I’m fine with whatever they want to do as far as the cast goes. Have every single demographic you can put in to one show for all I care. I just have a problem with the announcing of it needing to be “less white”. Just make your show and shut up about race, inclusive etc. Just make a damn good show with whoever you want and it won’t matter the skin color of the cast.

  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    Aaaaaand canceled. WTF Mtv?

  • Coty Reynolds

    Being “too white” is the least of this show’s problems. That would be the generic main actress, the unwillingness to shake things up, kill a main character, the lackluster predictable killer reveals, the completely new backstory that went nowhere, etc. The ratings tanked, MTV is panicking, and this is their way to discreetly kill this series, there’s no other reason for a 6 episode reintroduction. Bring on Scream 5, like it should’ve been years ago.

  • Ocelot006 .

    The only thing that kept me watching was Audrey….and the dirty dirty thoughts about her.

    • THGhost

      Audrey? Not Brooke?

      • Ocelot006 .

        Yes. Audrey. Not Brooke.

        • THGhost

          Interesting…

          • Ocelot006 .

            Why so interesting?

  • Ivy Julia Carey

    Why?

    Are they trying to turn the franchise into Scary Movie.

  • GunsOfNavarone

    ‘Less white’ … am I sick to death of this pc bullshit. What does or should skin colour (primarily white) have to do with anything ? I mean why stop there, perhaps it should also be less hetro too, and maybe we should include some gender fluids. My point is, why force something, it’s fine to have a mixed cast but why feel the need to make the point that it’s going to be ‘less white’.

  • A. Ryan

    “Less white”.

    Let’s imagine that the races were reversed and the producers stated that the show would be “less black”. You would literally see riots starting in all of the major cities within seconds – it would be pure pandemonium. However, since our society is becoming more anti-white, you will see more and more of this type of behavior in shows, movies, and no one would bat an eye. However, if you were to reverse the roles you would be called a “racist” and probably have your life and / or livelihood threatened.

  • Eric Buckles

    Lord knows people of all color and sexual identity should have a chance to be knifed too…cmon guys more inclusive…..lol

  • Dennis Chenier

    I enjoyed seasons 1 and 2 but this news is WTF. So we get no closure for the time invested from the other two seasons? I don’t care who is starring and directing because you’re not wasting my time again.

  • REC03

    this is all good in my book! the second season was a bit better than the first but still pretty lame especially compared to the movies. also if they want to add some POC to the show? honestly who gives a flying fuck? you will still have your precious whites in the show im sure and i say this as a white man. jfc.

  • Halloween_Vic

    I’m slightly confused tbh. I mean just give me back the classic ghost face look and some bad ass chase scenes and I’ll be happy.

  • pepecharly

    I think it would woek y the make it as ahs. A story 1 or 2 seasons at best and then change the story… as noa said :slaher movies move fast

  • Esa Cortez

    It being “soo white” & “not inclusive” really was one of the more irritating things about the first.

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