Ghostface Headed Back to Television in VH1’s Scream: Resurrection
The retooled third season will feature an all-new cast as well as the original mask and voice actor.
By Chris Morse
The Scream television series is finally making its return, although this third season will be a complete reboot as the show moves from its original MTV home to VH1. There hasn’t been much happening in the way of films recently, but the franchise found new life in its two-season run on television. A shortened third installment was announced back in 2016, featuring new showrunners, but not much had transpired between that announcement and this new one.
Scream: Resurrection will consist of six hour-long episodes, with two airing per night over the course of three nights. It’s a limited event featuring an all-new cast, but it does come with a few exciting caveats. For starters, the mask used on screen will be the original one from the first film, which is being used on television for the very first time. In addition, original Ghostface voice actor Roger Jackson is returning to reprise his role in this rebooted series.
The new story will follow 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. Starring is RJ Cyler, Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, C.J. Wallace, and Giullian Yao Gioiello, with Paris Jackson guest starring.
Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad are on board as executive producers, with Matthew Signer and Keith Levine producing and VH1's Maggie Malina and Dana Gotlieb-Carter overseeing.
Scream: Resurrection will begin its three-night event on Wednesday, July 8th with its first two episodes, followed by the next four split between the 9th and 10th. Each night’s airings will begin at 9:00 PM.