With production commencing in Atlanta on Monday, MTV has announced that Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), R.J. Cyler (I’m Dying Up Here), Jessica Sula (Recovery Road), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why) and Giullian Yao Gioiello (Julie’s Greenroom) are coming aboard Scream for its rebooted/retooled third season. Queen Latifah will serve as executive producer, with Brett Matthews serving as the series’ new showrunner. Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty will also serve as executive producers under Flavor Unit Entertainment.
Unlike the first two seasons, Scream‘s Season 3 will include an entirely new cast and storyline; as well as a smaller episode count. The six-hour third season will premiere in March 2018 as a three-night event, and here’s who we’re going to get a chance to meet:
Kym (Palmer): Kym is a rebel with a thousand causes, who is a bold and beautiful social activist with a big heart and zero patience for suffering fools. When Kym and her friends find themselves hunted by a killer, she works to flip the script and survive at any cost.
Deion (Cyler): A star running back for the high school football team, Deion hopes to secure a college football scholarship that will take him far away from Atlanta. His plan seems destined to fail when he becomes the target of a masked killer with ties to his past.
Liv (Sula): Though the new girl at school, Liv is a member of the cheer squad and an honor roll student who seemingly has a good head on her shoulders and an ideal life. But as she and Deion grow closer, amidst the murder and mayhem, it soon becomes clear that she has just as many secrets as everyone else.
Beth (Whigham): The resident Goth girl and a local tattoo artist, Beth is an unapologetic fan of horror films who is outspoken about her encyclopedic knowledge of movie murder… which is sure to come in handy with a killer on the loose.
Manny (Gioiello): Openly gay and loyal to a fault, Manny is usually the smartest person in the room and destined to achieve great things. But his wits are put to the test when he suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of a killer… which makes his simple goal of surviving high school and moving on with his life seem nearly impossible.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein are returning as executive producers for Scream via the Dimension TV umbrella, as is Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. Matthew Signer & Keith Levine are producers.