Things went quiet for a while there on the status of MTV’s third-season reboot of their Scream television series. It turns out there was a lot going on behind the scenes, and we now know a whole lot more about the project as it nears closer to completion.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the franchise has moved from MTV to VH1 (both channels are owned by Viacom) and the next entry in the television series will now be called Scream: Resurrection. Instead of running thirty-minute episodes weekly, the entire season will run in three two-hour intervals from July 8th to July 10th. Such a rapid pace will surely maintain the momentum of the franchise’s signature “whodunnit” formula.
The project which eventually became Scream: Resurrection was first announced on October 14th, 2016, and the long gestation period had some fans thinking it would never see the light of day. Over the course of this season’s long production period both MTV and VH1 significantly cut back on their scripted programming, so it’s unclear why Viacom figured it would be a better fit on VH1 than its original home on MTV.
To make up for the long delay, the news dump came with two exciting tidbits for longtime Scream fans: the ghostface mask and costume is back in action and Roger Jackson will return as the iconic voice of the ghostface killer! Both can be seen and heard in a brand new announcement trailer for the series:
UPDATE: VH1 has removed the trailer from their YouTube page. Here is the trailer, courtesy of TV Guide:
In addition to Roger Jackson, the trailer reveals that Paris Jackson (no relation to Roger… she’s actually the daughter of the late Michael Jackson) has also been added to the cast.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of Scream: Resurrection as soon as it breaks!