Atlanta-shot ‘Scream’ reboot finally returns for season 3 - now on VH1

Originally posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

In 2017, MTV shot the third season of its “Scream” reboot in metro Atlanta with a new cast.

But it’s now going to sister station VH1, with the six episodes airing over three days next month July 8 to 10.

VH1 hasn’t aired regular scripted programming in four years since it ended “Hindsight,” which was shot in Atlanta. MTV has largely given up on scripted shows as well, relying largely on reality TV. 

The infamous Ghostface mask is back in play in what’s called “Scream: Resurrection.” During the first two seasons on MTV, the “Scream” series couldn’t use the mask. Roger Jackson, who voiced the character in the films, will be back. 

“Scream” sat on the shelf in part because of its association with Harvey Weinstein’s TV Dimension banner. After all the #MeToo accusations against him blew up his company in 2017, attorneys had to square away legal issues related “Scream” before it could air. 

Season three focuses on Deion Elliot (RJ Cyler), an Atlanta high school football running back, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his hard-earned plans for the future. The cast includes a mix of familiar and new names: Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello. Paris Jackson is also a guest star. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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