Bringing campy horror to the small screen, the Scream television series is making a channel jump to VH1 for its third season Scream: Resurrection, per THR.
The show’s two previous seasons appeared on MTV, which is owned by the same people as VH1. The third season has been in production for about three and a half years, and now on VH1, will mark the first scripted series on the channel in many years. The second season of the show is also MTV’s most recent scripted series, after the end of its long-running series Teen Wolf.
The third season will center on local football player Deion Elliot, whose past will come back to not only haunt him, but his friends and family, as well. Elliot will be portrayed by RJ Cyler, who appears in the 2017 Power Rangers film, Netflix’s Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and, most recently, the quickly canceled DC Universe show Swamp Thing.
Other than Cyler, Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyga, Tyler Posey, C.J. Wallace, Jessica Sula, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Giorgia Whigham and Paris Jackson will also star in the series. Brent Matthews (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural) will act as the showrunner for the third season, and Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty will serve as executive producers. Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gately, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad will also executive produce. VH1’s Maggie Malina and Dana Gotlieb-Carter will oversee the season, with Matthew Signer and Keith Levine producing the series.
With an all-new cast, location and channel, the season will also be the first to use the actual Ghostface mask featured in the Scream films. The original voice actor for Ghostface, Roger Jackson, will also voice Ghostface in the season.
The season is set as six, one-hour episodes shown over three consecutive nights, beginning Monday, July 8, at 9 p.m., and will show two episodes a night until Wednesday, July 10.
Watch the first trailer for Scream: Resurrection below.