The Iconic Ghostface Mask Will Return In Scream Season 3

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 fan base. As it so happens, they’re moving forward with a reboot helmed by new showrunners that also features an entirely new cast including Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), RJ Cyler (I’m Dying Up Here), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why), Jessica Sula (Recovery Road), rapper Tyga (aka Michael Ray Stevenson), C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello (Julie’s Greenroom).

Another major change will be that of the return of the classic Ghostface mask made famous by the film franchise. At first, I was right there with the rest of the staunch purists who were hesitant about embracing the new facade seen in the first two seasons, but the creepy looking thing really grew on me, especially when you considered that it made sense within the context of the new story being told.

But if you’re a traditionalist, take solace in knowing that the iconic look will make a comeback next spring. And although I’m just as miffed as the rest of you when it comes to not finding out if Brandon James is still alive, I feel honor bound as a longtime fan to check out what lies ahead.

Scream will return sometime in March 2018, with all six episodes to be aired as part of a three-night event.