MTV confirms Scream is getting a complete reboot

Megan Davies
Photo credit: MTV

From Digital Spy

It's official: MTV's Scream's third series is getting a complete reboot after all, with a fresh cast and a creative change of direction.

MTV confirmed the news this week, revealing that they've brought on none other than Queen Latifah, as well as Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty, to serve as executive producers on the series for Flavor Unit Entertainment.

So, that's new executive producers, new actors, new characters and new storylines.

And to top it all off there's even a brand new showrunner in the form of Brett Matthews, whose previous work includes the likes of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, so we can expect lots of sexy, smouldering action to boot.

MTV renewed Scream for a third season as an early Halloween gift to fans last year, promising six new episodes of the series will air in 2017.

Photo credit: MTV

Scream director Wes Craven produced this TV version, prior to his death from brain cancer in August 2015. The cast and crew of MTV's spin-off paid touching tribute to Craven at that time.

But the news of the reboot may not actually be welcome news to the show's fans, who are still trying to process season two's shocking finale reveal of the Lakewood serial killer and are worried they'll never get the answers they want:

Previous showrunners Michael Gans and Richard Register left the series just a year after they replaced the horror show's original bosses Jill E Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia. But Harvey and Bob Weinstein will continue to serve as executive producers under the Dimension TV umbrella.

Scream will return to MTV later this year. Netflix airs the show in the UK.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

You Might Also Like

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes