Say what you want about MTV’s television reboot of the Scream franchise, but it made for one hell of a ride, often getting darker and more disturbing than the Wes Craven films ever did. But even after turning in an incredible second season, declining ratings became impossible to overlook, though we could at least find some consolation in the fact that it’d been renewed for a third season to consist of six episodes. Needless to say, that’d provide ample time to wrap up some notably huge dangling threads.
Or so we thought.
In a bizarre turn of events, the network opted to completely scrap two years’ worth of storytelling, handily pissing off the entire fanbase. As it so happens, they’re now moving forward with a re-reboot helmed by new showrunners that also features an entirely new cast, which boasts Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, RJ Cyler, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, rapper Tyga, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello.
Though I’m admittedly still on the fence, my trepidation has been alleviated by the first teaser trailer, which can be viewed at the top of this article. As you no doubt noticed, the show has been rebranded as “Scream: Resurrection,” which is really for the better. Hey, if it’s a new storyline being broadcast on a different network, then why not differentiate?
That’s right, VH1 – not MTV – will play host to the three-night event. Beginning on Monday, July 8th and ending on Wednesday, July 10th, all six episodes will air, two at a time, with a 9pm Eastern starting time on each evening.
If you’re a staunch purist, then you’re probably digging the return of the classic Ghostface mask. As much as I admired the previous small screen effort, this was something that’d been missing from that. I mean, I understood why the visual change had been made, but there’s something about this production that shares the vibe of the original film. And who doesn’t love a good murder mystery?
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter