Scream Season 3: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Spoilers, News

‘Scream’ is an American anthology slasher television series that used to air on MTV and is available on Netflix. Developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin, and Jay Beattie, the show is based on Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven’s immensely popular slasher movie franchise, ‘Scream’.

A relatively old show, Season 1 of ‘Scream’, consisting of 10 episodes, premiered on MTV on September 1, 2015. A month later, on October 1, 2015, the show became available for streaming on Netflix everywhere in the world except for the US, where it became available on May 13, 2016.  On July 29, 2015, the show was picked up by MTV for a 14-episode second season, which premiered on May 30, 2016, and became available on Netflix on September 30, 2016. Season 2 saw its conclusion air on October 18, 2016, by when a third season had already been greenlit by MTV. However, Season 3 has still not aired, and there’s a long story behind its seemingly never-ending delay. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Scream Cast: Who is in it?

The first two seasons have an amount of continuity, and hence Seasons 1 and 2 have common characters. The how has an extensive list of cast members, so bear with us.

In the show, Willa Fitzgerald plays the role of Emma Duval, a popular high school student who is somehow tied to the dark past of the fictional town of Lakewood, where the events in the show unfold. Bex Taylor-Klaus, meanwhile, plays the role of Emma’s best friend and a bi-curious filmmaker, Audrey Jensen. John Karna steps into the shoes of the nerdy horror film geek Noah Foster, while Amadeus Serafini plays the role of Emma’s love interest Kieran Wilcox. Connor Well plays the role of Emma’s ex-boyfriend Will Belmont, and Carlson Young plays Emma’s other best friend, the beautiful Brooke Maddox.

Other main cast members include Jason Wiles as former Lakewood sheriff Clark Hudson, Tracy Middendorf as Emma’s mother Maggie Duval, Kiana Brown as Zoe Vaughn, Santiago Segura as Gustavo “Stavo” Acosta, RJ Cyler as Deion Elliot, Jessica Sula as Liv, Keke Palmer as Kym, Giorgia Whigham as Beth, Tyga as Jamal, C.J. Wallace as Amir, Giullian Yao Gioiello as Manny, and Tyler Posey as Shane.

Recurring cast members are not short in number either, and some of them are Mike Vaughn as The Killer’s voice, Brianne Tju as Riley Marra, Amelia Rose Blaire as Piper Shaw, Tom Maden as Jake Fitzgerald, Bobby Campo as Seth Branson, Bryan Batt as Mayor Quinn Maddox, Sosie Bacon as Rachel Murray, Sophina Brown as Detective Lorraine Brock, Tom Everett Scott as Kevin Duval, and Anthony Ruivivar as Sheriff Miguel Acosta. There are several others, but we aren’t listing them all.

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Scream Plot: What is it about?

Being a slasher show, there’s not much to the plot of ‘Scream’ except a premise which paves way for a series of murders to take place in Lakewood.

The show starts off when a cyber-bullying incident leads to a brutal murder, and a group of teenagers – Emma and her high school friends – become the targets of a seemingly unstoppable serial killer. The brutal murder which sparks off the entire spree also leads to dark secrets surfacing about Lakewood, where a similar murder had taken place two decades back. The complexities in the plot lie in Emma’s mysterious connection to the town’s dark past, which also makes her the prime target around which the killer’s killing spree revolves. With both her friends and family under threat, Emma, despite the risks, embarks on a quest to unmask the killer and lay things to rest once and for all. This, of course, is not an easy task as anyone and everyone could be a potential suspect.

As far as reception goes, ‘Scream’ has an overall score of 67% on Rotten Tomatoes – while the first season received a poor score of 48%, the second season made up for it, with a score of 86%. Viewers, however, seem to have enjoyed the slasher show in genera, and on IMDb, ‘Scream’ has a a good overall rating of 7.3/10 based on nearly 30,000 votes.

Scream Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Although Season 3 was greenlit way back in 2016, it’s seemingly never-ending delay is the cause of several factors. Following the renewal announcement, it was first announced that Season 3 would be the show’s shortest season to date. Later, in April 2017, MTV said that Season 3 would be a reboot which would ignore the events of Seasons 1 and 2 and start afresh, telling a new story. Months later, in July 2017, MTV announced that Season 3 would air soon – sometime in fall or winter 2017. However, that did not pan out as filming for the third season itself began in late September 2017, and concluded in November 2017.

More than a year has passed since then, but there’s still no word on Season 3. Why? Well, Netflix and The Weinstein Company (which produced ‘Scream’) had a contract disagreement in July 2018, which lasted a good three months, and saw its resolution take place in October 2018.

So, as it stands, ‘Scream’ seems to have overcome the problems that kept plaguing the release of Season 3. Plus, filming for Season 3 has already been completed, so all that is left for MTV and/or Netflix to do is announce a premiere date. Our best guess is that if the show does get renewed, ‘Scream’ Season 2 can release sometime in the fall of 2019. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.

Scream Trailer:

While we wait for Netflix and/or MTV to announce an air date for ‘Scream’ Season 3, here is the trailer for Season 2 to give you a glimpse into the show and the story thus far.  If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the first two seasons.

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