The long-awaited third season of Scream, which aired on MTV in 2015 and 2016, is moving to new network VH1 for the third go-round. The network today released a new trailer and unveiled a Monday, July 8 premiere date.
The six-episode season of Scream: Resurrection will air as a three-night event series, running for two hours each night, Monday-Wednesday, beginning at 9 PM.
For Season 3, the network wanted to re-invent the entire franchise, from the cast to location, we hear. As for the decision to move to VH1, the network skews slightly older and has more familiarity with the title, which made it an attractive home for the series.
The reboot also features the original Ghostface mask from the film franchise for the first time on TV, with Roger Jackson’s original voice.
Set against the backdrop of Atlanta, Scream Season 3 features a new cast of characters destined to fall prey to the mysterious killer known as “Ghostface.” The series centers on Deion Elliot, 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 first-look trailer for Scream: Resurrection gives us a first look at the carnage Ghostface plans to unleash. We also see Paris Jackson in a cameo. The cast includes Mary J. Blige, RJ Cyler, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, C.J. Wallace, rapper Tyga and Giullian Yao Gioiello.
VH1’s Scream is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Brett Matthews (Legacies, Vampire Diaries, Supernatural) will serve as Showrunner and Executive Producer. Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. Matthew Signer & Keith Levine are Producers. Maggie Malina and Dana Gotlieb-Carter are Executive Producers for VH1.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of Scream‘s move to VH1.
Watch the trailer above.
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