Keke Palmer, RJ Cyler and Jessica Sula have been cast in roles for the upcoming Season 3 of MTV’s Scream.
They join previously announced cast members Tyga and C.J. Wallace. Other cast members are Giorgia Whigham and Giullian Yao Gioiello
The third season will have six episodes, including a three-episode binge for its premiere.
The series is seeing a retool with new cast, location and story for this season. Note that it was initially considered to produce Scream as an anthology series. A new creative team is on board, including Queen Latifah as executive producer. Production is also moving from Louisiana to Atlanta.
The premise of the season will be around set around “Deion Elliot, a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends.
Cyler will star as Deion, “A star running back for the high school football team, Deion hopes to secure a college football scholarship that will take him far away from Atlanta, a plan that seems destined to fail when he becomes the target of a masked killer with ties to his past. Someone knows Deion’s darkest secret…and they’ll use it to destroy him.”
Palmer will portray Kim, “a rebel with a thousand causes, who is a bold and beautiful social activist with a big heart and zero patience for suffering fools. When Kym and her friends find themselves hunted by a killer, she works to flip the script and survive at any cost.
Sula is Liv, the new girl at school. “As a member of the cheer squad and a honor roll student, she seems to have a good head on her shoulders and an ideal life. But as she and Deion grow closer, amidst the murder and mayhem, it soon becomes clear that she has just as many secrets as everyone else.”
This is yet another role for Palmer, who stars in the latest season of Epix’s Berlin Station, and will have a recurring role on the upcoming season of Fox’s Star.
Cyler who starred in Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, most recently was the Blue Ranger in the recent Power Rangers film reboot. He will star in the second season of Showtime’s White Boy Rick and has been cast to play Walter Campbell in a 2 Live Crew biopic.
Sula starred in the film Split, and will be featured in the upcoming Netflix series, Godless.
Scream will return to MTV in March.