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“Scream” Adds Several Potential Ghostface Victims

Keke Palmer in Scream Queens

Joining the cast of MTV rebooted anthology drama “Scream” are Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) as well as RJ Cyler (I’m Dying Up Here), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why), Jessica Sula (Recovery Road, Skins) and Giullian Yao Gioiello (Julie’s Greenroom), THR writes.

Season three revolves around Deion Elliot, a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends.

  • Cyler will star as Deion, who hopes to secure a college football scholarship that will take him far away from Atlanta, a plan that seems destined to fail when he becomes the target of a masked killer with ties to his past.
  • Whigham will play Beth, the resident goth girl and a local tattoo artist. As an unapologetic fan of horror films, Beth is outspoken about her encyclopedic knowledge of movie murder — which is sure to come in handy with a killer on the loose.
  • Palmer will play Kym, a bold and beautiful social activist with a big heart and zero patience for suffering fools. When Kym and her friends find themselves hunted by a killer, she works to flip the script and survive at any cost.
  • Sula will portray Liv, the new girl at school. As a member of the cheer squad and an honor roll student, she seems to have a good head on her shoulders and an ideal life. But as she and Deion grow closer amid the murder and mayhem, it soon becomes clear that she has just as many secrets as everyone.
  • Gioiello rounds out the cast as Manny, an openly gay and loyal kid who is often smartest person in the room. But his wits are put to the test when he suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of a killer — which makes his simple goal of surviving high school and moving on with his life seem impossible.

They join previously announced rapper-actors Tyga (aka Michael Ray Stevenson) and C.J. Wallace in season three of “Scream”. Tyga plays Jamal, Deion’s step-brother; while Wallace — the son of the late Nororious BIG and Faith Evans — is Amir.

Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural) serves as the franchise’s third showrunner and executive produces alongside new arrivals including Queen Latifah, Shakim Conpere and Yaneley Arty for Flavor Unit Entertainment. They join original exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein for Dimension TV, the late Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.

In addition to the new cast, anthology format and story, production is also being relocated to Atlanta. “Scream’s” six-episode third season will air as a three-night event in March on MTV. A specific premiere date has not been announced.



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  • The chicken man

    After the first two awful seasons, I have zero interest in this season.

    • Jaimie

      even if they brought the original mask and voice back?

      • The chicken man

        I really don’t think so. I’ll just stick to the movies. 🙂

      • Let’s be honest –
        They’re not going to do that. With the first two seasons, MTV made it clear that they’re only interest is making a politically correct teen drama for young people (rather than making anything having to do with Scream). This show isn’t going to have anything to do with the movies, or offer any real commentary on the genre.

        • Mr. Screamer

          Tyga just posted a photo of him in the movie Ghostface suit. Also, I’m pretty sure one of the writers created a poll on Twitter asking people which mask they would prefer before Tyga released the pic. Obviously, the original mask was more desired in the votes. So I guess the costume is coming back.

  • Khy

    No high hopes for this but Keke Palmer is always a nice addition

  • I’m not happy with the route they took.
    Yes the first two seasons (specially the second one) weren’t mastepieces but i enjoyed them pretty much. We can say guilty pleasure.
    Anyway i liked part of the old cast and i wanted to see a proper conclusion to Emma’s journey not this inclusive(!?) politically correct “Scream in da Hood”.
    I have nothing against a more multicultural cast and i’m pretty happy to see again Keke cause she’s amazing BUT you all will see that the script and the plot of this third season are gonna fall in the bad cliché area.
    Only bad clichés about black people and hard times in the ghetto. You’ll see.

    • 1naturalace

      Or, you know, it could be just a normal high school, not in the “ghetto”, like thousands of high schools with black students are. Stop projecting your tired ass cliches.

    • Gabriel

      I love how you complain about cliches, but then proceed to stereotype the hell out of a season you have yet to see based on some of your own preconceived notions. So because we have a cast of minorities, you automatically jump to the idea that we’ll be seeing them in the ghetto? I’m not one to include myself in the “People are racist because they don’t like the direction of this new season!” train of thought, especially when some people bring up legitimate points regarding their concerns, but your comment has some pretty fucking racist undertones. “Scream in da Hood”? God. I tell you what, that would beat some of the cheap, preppy upper-class environments/characters from the first two seasons. But hell, let’s not even consider that these characters might also come from an upper class environment, because, you know, minorities. And God forbid it does take place in a setting that lacks wealth and focuses on middle to lower class characters who represent the higher population, because “ghetto”.

      • Wait wait, cause i know i didn’t explain myself in a good way. I just think it’s the route the producers are gonna follow. That’s all. When white producers do something like this have you two types of clichés:
        Bad cliché à la Scream
        Problematic cliché à la every major hollywood movie.
        You don’t get always something good like Hidden Figures.
        I think they are gonna see many black actors and they’ll go for ghetto/problematic school. I feel it’s going this way that’s all. And no, i don’t have anything against people of color but if this is the new series of scream i don’t care.

        • *because hey, don’t forget it’s MTV

          • P.s. È molto difficile doversi spiegare, e come in questo caso ribattere, quando non è la tua lingua ad essere parlata.
            Prima di saltare alla gola delle persone e di accusarle di razzismo cerca di capire se si tratta di qualcuno che fa fatica ad esprimersi con i termini propri richiesti dalla situazione.
            Mi rendo conto di aver sbagliato, di non essermi spiegato bene o come avrei voluto e di questo chiedo scusa.

            (It’s italian)

  • Horrormikfl

    LMAO. Um…….no thanks.

  • Khy

    Jessica Sula was also in SPLIT. A pretty cute cast but I still have my doubts. “Tyga”? Really?

    • Gabriel

      I have to say, I think this cast has the ability to easily outshine the other. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked Brooke, Noah, Audrey, and, hell, even Emma. But as far as talent goes, I think quite a few in here outshine in that department. The only one I do not care for, at all, and you’ve already pointed him out, is Tyga. No complaints regarding anyone else. Of course, the real test is in the writing. And it’s also on MTV… so, haha.

      • Khy

        I do like the cast! Fingers crossed.

        I’m still watching episode 1 when it airs

  • Munchie

    Remember, kids: If you say anything bad about this season, you’re a racist!

    • WondrousPoop

      You’re obsessed.

      • Munchie

        Ok.

        • WondrousPoop

          It’s good you admit it. Maybe now you will focus on reality instead of always jumping through hoops to make yourself a “victim”. Good luck!

  • Bob Marshall

    I hate this, I liked seasons 1, 2 and the Halloween special. It left things open in a big way and yet they dump it on a cliffhanger? Eh! This will die a quick death guaranteed.

  • dsxy

    They should all die in the first episode and then go back to the original arc. This idea is fucking retarded

  • The Fucked Up

    As long as Emma is out of this one, it’s a massive improvement over the first 2 seasons. Some characters took a little getting used to, or some tweaking by the writers, but Jesus Christ I was rooting for her to get slaughtered like a spring lamb, an excruciatingly annoying spring lamb, the entire time and never got the payoff. Dammit!

  • J Jett

    Keke Palmer is cool but i have zero interest in this. the Emma/Audrey/etc tv series wasn’t amazing or anything but it was a fun guilty pleasure type of show. it deserved a proper ending (like most abruptly cancelled shows do).

    • Khy

      What’s so frustrating is they could’ve easily killed them off or closed that storyline in the Halloween special.

      It’s gonna be quite confusing for those who binge all 3 seasons without knowing

      • J Jett

        Khy, EXACTLY!! what the fuck was the point of making the Halloween special (and the new storyline/mystery that special opened) if they weren’t going to wrap up the Emma/Brooke/etc. storylines????

        • Barry El Beardo

          I hope maybe Emma or someone pops up in Season 3 to fill us in on the back story of what happened. Like in Final Destination 2 when the main character looks for Clear Rivers to find a connection to the murders.

          • Khy

            I think Noah is the best option for that. I could see the character of Beth easily reaching out to him. She’s basically a female Noah.

        • Khy

          I thought no show could handle its cast as sloppy as “Glee”. That show introduced a batch of new characters and spent a year and a half focusing on them only to randomly phase them out midway through the following season. But at least they got some kinda closure despite how tacky and rushed it was.

          Scream however- is way worse. Total reboot for season 3 with no connection what so ever.

  • Dennis Chenier

    No thanks. They purposely went out of their way to leave us with a cliffhanger in the previous season and I’m not giving this “reboot” a chance, simply because what stops them from doing it again. All they had to do was wrap things up with the Halloween special and give closure for those of us who invested their time. Keep it MTV.

    • J Jett

      Dennis, i agree 100%.

  • Like I said once, I would love to see a cameo with some characters of the season 1 & 2!
    They could show Noah revealing to be the real Ghostface and then trying to kill Emma but being knocked out by Brooke, then the camera makes zoom out and we understood what we were watching a tv show inside a tv show, and it’s possible to heard a commentary like “damn, this tv show needs a reboot, this doesn’t look like the Woodsboro movies”. Like the opening of Scream 4 but better.
    This would be an amazing opening scene.

    • MulderIsBack

      I had a similar idea. It would be a good way to connect the seasons.

  • tyler

    Since the main focus of the late and amazing Wes Craven’s Scream legacy is for MTV to make it “predominantly black”…. no thanks. If this would have been released with not a single white person in it, I would have unquestionably given it an attempt like the last 2 seasons, but since that statement was made – no thanks! Thinking back on the last 2 seasons and that I couldnt make it past 2 episodes of each one, I’m sure I won’t be missing out anyways.

  • I stopped watching Scream after the first season. There is massive potential for a modern Scream reboot, with Ghostface taking advantage of modern technology and cellphones. However, this turned out to be a silly, in-name-only MTV teen drama.

    I got excited when they said that the third season would reboot the series, but MTV seems more concerned with making a politically correct slasher series with “diversity” than actual story-telling, or with commenting on the genre. Diversity is great, but this season’s only goal seems to be “Hey, look at how diverse we are!”

    • Khy

      Exactly. I’m black myself and I love having diverse characters- but when a desperate dead network like MTV goes out of its way to tote that as the only reason to tune in basically- it feels like nothing but a cheap gimmick rather than just a natural progression.

      I especially didn’t like when the press release said something along the lines of “less white”, huh? Terrible wording.

      I do like the cast(minus Tyga) so I hope this is indeed a decent show and not just “Scream: SJW Edition”.

      • Yeah, I hate when networks and studios try to promote their products as being “diverse” like they’re expecting a trophy or something. Really, they should have diversity because the real world and the audience is diverse. And it doesn’t help that the character descriptions for the new season (linked below) sound like high school stereotypes.

        http://scream.wikia.com/wiki/Season_3#Notes

        Examples of a few of them –

        C.J. Wallace as Amir, a good kid with strict parents who demand he stay away from the ladies and ultimately work in the family business. But Amir wants to someday make music — a dream he has to hide.

        Giorgia Whigham as Beth, the resident goth girl and a local tattoo artist. As an unapologetic fan of horror films, Beth is outspoken about her encyclopedic knowledge of movie murder — which is sure to come in handy with a killer on the loose.

        Jessica Sula as Liv, the new girl at school. As a member of the cheer squad and an honor roll student, she seems to have a good head on her shoulders and an ideal life. But as she and Deion grow closer amid the murder and mayhem, it soon becomes clear that she has just as many secrets as everyone.

  • REC03

    Damn these are actually actors i like….except for Tyga. Hopefully they kill him off right away.

  • Gabriel

    I’m just going to come out and say it.

    1. It can’t be any worse than the first two seasons. And I say this as someone who actually semi-LIKED them, huge flaws and all.

    2. I’m GLAD they are diversifying the cast. In an entertainment industry where white still reigns heavily supreme because people are either afraid or just outright have no interest in diversifying their projects, this shit is still needed (as is shown by the people automatically writing the new season off solely because of the diverse cast, or for it being “politically correct”, whatever bullshit terms people toss in at the mention of minorities). Yes, I have eyebrows raised at the Tyga casting. The rest of the cast? Sign me the fuck up. They’re solid.

    3. It’s on MTV. I won’t be surprised if this turns out to be a complete dumpster fire for that reason alone. But again, can’t be worse than the first two seasons, and I’m giving it a chance. I might have liked Scream seasons 1 and 2, but they didn’t deserve the title. We’re never getting another Scream film unless it’s remade years down the line, so I’ll take any new approach at the brand in hopes of it being good.

    • MulderIsBack

      Why do predominantly white countries have to diversify whilst countries like china, japan, middle east, korea, etc, dont get condemned for keeping their nationality the majority. Sounds like white genocide and snowflake philosophy to me.

      • Gabriel

        “Sounds like white genocide and snowflake philosophy to me.” Jesus Christ.

        • MulderIsBack

          It does. Everybody talks about how bad and unfair whites are yet we are a minority on this planet. And still…diversity. Tell that to india, Japan, middle east, etc. Etc.

          On another note. I dont care what skin colour someone has or where they are from esp. when it comes to film. A good filmmaker is a good filmmaker. Male. Female. Brown yellow or even transgender wachowski style. Each culture offers something new and fresh o scripts and screen. Eg. Director of ELITE SQUAD. What a film.

          • Khy

            “On another note. I dont care what skin colour someone has or where they are from esp. when it comes to film. A good filmmaker is a good filmmaker. Male. Female. Brown yellow or even transgender wachowski style. Each culture offers something new and fresh o scripts and screen. Eg. Director of ELITE SQUAD. What a film.”

            And that my friend is BEAUTIFUL and what MTV failed to get across in their ignorant ass press release.

    • tyler

      Just curious… what kind of an uproar, firing squad, and protests do you think would occur if the creator and writers of “Empire” came out and said, “We will be writing our next seasons to be less Black?” How many people do you think would be fired, labeled a racist and every other name in the book and completely banished from Hollywood? The statement was as blatantly racist as Beyonce flopping her fat thighs in a Black Panther outfit – it’s funny how we all ignore that, isn’t it? Could you imagine if Taylor Swift came out this year and danced during the halftime show in a Klan outfit?

      • bastardjackyll

        How many white people did the Black Panthers hang from trees? How many white churches did they bomb? Did they ever burn cross in your yard?

    • bastardjackyll

      I wish you posted more often and on more websites.

  • Noah Garcia

    I enjoyed the first two seasons so much. I fell in love with the cast and now they’re all being replaced and the story is thrown in the garbage.

  • Forca84

    I don’t mind the characters being different races. But as usual the character descriptions sound cringeworthy as hell on paper. “A beautiful social activist with a heart of Gold. And no time for suffering fools” hoooly shhhit. They all sound horrible!

  • Khy

    I was only going to tune in for the first episode but a 3 night event? Shit, I’ll just watch them all then. If it sucks I’ll power through.

    Seems like October would’ve been the better time for this “event” than March. I wonder how this approach will serve the ratings. I also wonder if this manages to do OK if following seasons will play out the same way. Does this still leave the possibility for closure with the Lakewood characters in a three night special around Halloween ’18? Probably not. I doubt I’ll still care.

    Too bad the ratings suck because MTV could’ve probably had two shows going- Scream: Lakewood and Scream: Atlanta- each six episodes that airs over a few nights, one at the beginning of the year and one around Halloween.

  • Michael Howell

    would’ve been nice to finish up the amazing last two seasons. this is so disappointing. mtv knows this will flop, hence there only being 6 episodes. i guess this is mtv’s way of putting the nail in the coffin for their own television series? makes sense with keke palmer though, since scream queens got cancelled…

  • Khy

    And the list of Scream movie geek characters keep growing.

    Randy
    Tyson
    Charlie
    Robbie
    Kirby
    Noah
    Beth

  • Michael Howell

    poor keke cast in yet another failed attempt at a slasher series

  • jurgmandr

    I would rather that they actually finished up the original storyline from the last 2 seasons instead of rebooting it as a fucking 6 episode “event”. I’m sure this will be garbage. Can’t wait for MTV to butcher “I know what you did last summer” next.

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