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It's been slightly less than three years since the small screen's Scream added scares to MTV's time schedule, and while fans knew that the ordered-and-retooled Season 3 was probably still on the way, I seriously doubt anyone could have predicted all the changes that would take place before that debut happened. Scream: Resurrection will air on a new channel with a different formatting, but at least we know the film franchise's Ghostface mask is being used.
Scream Season 3 has vacated its former MTV home, which has largely turned away from scripted programming, though it will stick within the Viacom umbrella. Surprisingly, VH1 will be the new home for the slashing and dashing horror series, which will make its highly anticipated debut on July 8 at 9 p.m. ET. The dog days of summer are the perfect time for a certain iconic film villain to make his return. Anytime is the perfect time for more Ghostface, at least theoretically.
Though Scream filmed six episodes for its third season, the choice was made to eschew weekly releases. Instead, VH1 will be airing two episodes a night from July 8-July 10. If the episodes are worth a damn, the quick-paced release schedule might be a good way to keep viewers invested through the week.
While Scream had previously been unable to use the now-iconic Ghostface mask in Seasons 1 and 2, it appears those in charge of such issues were able to be more lenient with when and where the spooky mask could get used for the new season. It looks like he's going to be around quite a bit, too, which is weird since the topic of a movie reboot is still ongoing.
Plus, actor Roger Jackson is reprising his Ghostface vocals from the film side of things, making the costumed sadist's reemergence all the more powerful and intriguing. Not that we know who's actually under the mask yet. But take a look at Scream's Season 3 trailer below to get a better idea of who might NOT be under there.
It's Halloween for the characters of Scream: Resurrection, and everyone's vocal cords are going to be loud and clear once Ghostface comes around. All tricks and no treats for that guy.
The cast for Scream: Resurrection is pretty solid, all in all. RJ Cyler's Deion Elliot is the main guy here, and he's got elements from his past that he hopes won't get in the way of his other ideals. His past is so bad that it threatens to derail everything he's been working toward for his future. So is he the one responsible for drawing Ghostface out?
Of course, it's not just Deion's life that gets affected when Ghostface comes around. His diverse group of friends will also get caught in the middle of the villain's bloody whirlwind. Other regular and recurring Scream: Resurrection actors include Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyga, Tyler Posey and Giullian Yao Gioiello. Not to mention Paris Jackson, who pops up for what is likely a one-time cameo.
Are you guys excited to see Ghostface returning to the franchise that Wes Craven graced with his signature direction? Better late than never, right?
Scream: Resurrection will debut on it's new home VH1 on Monday, July 8, at 9:00 p.m., with the next two paired-episodes airing on Tuesday night and Wednesday night.