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Netflix Terminates Weinstein Co. Output Deal, Which Included “Scream’s” Third Season

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Fans of MTV’s “Scream” have been screaming (sorry) for a third season ever since it was set for release earlier this spring. It never arrived. We’ve reached out to MTV and Paramount Network several times and received not a single response. Not one. So what the hell is going on with the “rebooted” season? Well, this article on THR offers a clue.

The site reports that, pursuant to an agreement, Netflix will have no obligation to accept delivery or make payments with respect to motion pictures, television shows or any other content that hasn’t already been delivered by July 11.

Lantern Entertainment’s $289 million purchase of The Weinstein Co. assets has officially closed, and according to the article, they’ve relented on “Scream”.

This means, among other things, that Netflix won’t have to stream the third season of MTV’s “Scream”. Netflix previously argued that it was under no obligation to pay for new episodes because the output agreement had a “key man” provision — and that Harvey and Bob Weinstein wouldn’t be playing any role at Lantern following the closing of the sale.

What does this mean for the show? Well, it’s a piece of fascinating evidence for the potential holdup. It’s quite possible that it couldn’t be aired until the asset was cleared by Netflix. Now that it’s no longer residing at the streaming service, Lantern can now shop the series to another suitor as they work on release plans. This is by no means what’s going to happen, and is purely speculation on my part, but for those hoping to see “Scream” sooner rather than later this article offers up hope. With the rights not tied up in the debacle, it could only be a matter of time before Ghostface returns to action.

We’ll keep digging for updates. Watch this spot.

The six episode third 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.

“Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey will play the series regular role of Shane, a high school dropout. The character is described as a drug dealer and party promoter who is always hustling in order to make money. But beneath that exterior, there’s more to Shane than anyone realizes.

The new cast also includes RJ Cyler (I’m Dying Up Here), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why), Jessica Sula (Recovery Road), rapper Tyga (aka Michael Ray Stevenson), C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello (Julie’s Greenroom).

I believe that Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, who are currently filming Pet Sematary, directed two of the episodes.

Scream, image via MTV


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