As we recently told you, MTV is rebooting their “Scream” television series for its upcoming third season, completely changing the story and its cast of characters. The new season is set to put a new spin on the franchise, while also being more inclusive.
Today brings more details, as we’ve learned that Tyga (below) and C.J. Wallace have joined the cast as series regulars. Additionally, the new season has been slated to premiere in March 2018 as a three-night event on MTV.
The season 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.
Tyga is set to play the role of Jamal, Deion’s older step-brother. Though they share blood, their worldviews couldn’t be more different. Jamal is a hustler by nature, willing to work any angle to make ends meet for those he considers family. But when Jamal’s ambitions don’t line up with Deion’s, it forces them to decide exactly how they fit into each other’s lives.
C.J. Wallace will take on the role of Amir, a good kid whose strict parents expect him to keep clean during high school, stay away from girls and ultimately find his place within the family business. But when events make him the unexpected target of a killer, Amir finds himself in over his head and his world view challenged.
Queen Latifah, Shakim Conpere and Yaneley Arty will serve as Executive Producers for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Brett Matthews (“Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural”) has joined as Showrunner and Executive Producer. Harvey and Bob Weinstein continue to serve as Executive Producers under the Dimension TV umbrella.
Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. Matthew Signer & Keith Levine are producers.