The retooled 3rd season of the Scream television series is finally going to air, after being in the works for three and a half years. The series will this time be broadcast on VH1, instead of its original home on MTV. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news last night.
Titled Scream: Resurrection, the six-episode season will debut Monday, July 8 and play two episodes per night starting at 9 p.m. and go to Wednesday, July 10. It sounds almost like this new season will play out more like a movie then the previous season, which consisted of ten episodes each.
There is some other huge news that comes with the premiere of the teaser trailer: This season will be the first to feature the original Ghostface mask, as seen in the original movies. MTV’s Scream had previously not been able to use this version due to copyright restrictions. But perhaps the best news of all is that Roger Jackson, who did the voice of the killer in the Scream feature film series, will be back for that role for VH1’s version. This will be the first time the original Ghostface mask will be used for the television series.
Here is the teaser trailer:
This third season will center center around Deion Elliot (RJ Cyler), a local star football player, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and destroy his plans for his bright future future … as well as the lives of his group of friends.
The show will also star Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello, with a special appearance by Paris Jackson, so one must assume she will be the Drew Barrymore of this Scream.