3:52pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Scream' Reboot Moves to VH1, Gets July Debut, Trailer (Exclusive)
In the works for three and a half years, the retooled third season of Scream is finally going to air — on VH1 instead of its original home on MTV.
The six-episode season of Scream: Resurrection will debut Monday, July 8, and will run for two hours per night, starting at 9 p.m., through Wednesday, July 10. The cable network, which, like MTV, is overseen by Chris McCarthy, has not aired a scripted series in several years. Scream was the last remaining scripted series earmarked for MTV after Teen Wolf wrapped its run a few years ago, though the network previously had announced some development in the space.
The third season of Scream was announced Oct. 14, 2016, with Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural) taking over as the drama's third showrunner in as many seasons. The rebooted series also added Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty as exec producers on the series, which features an all-new cast, premise and location. Also new in season three is the actual Ghostface mask, which MTV's Scream had previously been unable to use. Roger Jackson, who voiced the killer in the Scream film franchise, will reprise the role for the VH1 take. This marks the first time the original Ghostface mask will be used on television.
Season three centers on Deion Elliot (RJ Cyler), a local star football running back, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his hard-earned plans for the future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends. The cast also includes Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello. The first-look trailer for season three also reveals that Paris Jackson will guest star.
Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad also exec produce. Matthew Signer and Keith Levine produce the series, with VH1's Maggie Malina and Dana Gotlieb-Carter overseeing.
Watch the trailer below.