Simple reboots are a thing of the past, and it's time to move on to the next exciting wave of entertainment - Reboots of reboots! After an extremely underwhelming second season, MTV is set to hit the reset button on its Scream reboot series.
The first season of the Wes Craven-inspired series debuted strong for MTV, and viewers were drawn in by the new storyline. However, that excitement dwindled quickly. Season two of the show was only drawing in 337,000 viewers per week, and that was including the on-demand numbers. With a third season already green-lit, there were some tough choices to be made.
Instead of trying to force the show to work as-is, MTV is starting fresh with its six-episode third season. Brett Matthews - who previously worked with Joss Whedon on Buffy The Vampire Slayer - was tapped to take charge as showrunner. The new season will overhaul the story and cast, and will bring a much more diverse series to the screen.
In the first move of this overhaul, Queen Latifah has been added to the creative team as an executive producer.
One common character will remain however, as you can't have Scream without the wise-cracking antics of Ghostface.
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MTV and Dimension TV's second season of Scream picked up with Emma's return to Lakewood after several months at a retreat, where she tried to recover from the horrors of last season. Everyone is walking on eggshells around her, questioning whether she has truly gotten over the Killer's crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey is hiding her connection to the Killer, but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth. Brooke and Jake are also keeping secrets – they are hiding a budding romance from Mayor Maddox. And, Noah is getting closer and closer to the truth about the season one murders. Lakewood's murderous past, both recent and distant, are once again brought to focus – with this Killer's psychotic mind-game intent on bringing Lakewood's heroes down in a storm of betrayal and bloodshed.