Grammy winner and Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige will be joining season 3 of MTV’S anthology series Scream.
Fresh off of her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominated performance in Mudbound (2017), Blige will play the mother of Deion, a star running back for his high school football team, whose damaging past comes back to haunt him, endangering both his hopes for the future and the lives of the people closest to him.
Widely assumed canceled by fans, the six episode series is said to bring back the notable Ghostface mask killer.
Season 3 will be set in Atlanta and according to MTV, “The singer/actress will play “the hard-working mom of a high school football star who — you guessed it — is marked for murder.”
MTV gives more into what the storyline will bring:
Also in the mix: Shane (played by Posey), a high school dropout/drug dealer/party promoter; Kym (aka Palmer), a bold and sassy social activist with a hilarious penchant for telling it like it is; and Amir (played by C.J. Wallace), a straight-and-narrow kid who works for his family’s business but really wants to make music.
Tyga, Tyler Posey, Keke Palmer will also star in the television series based off the Wes Craven’s 1996 horror classic. Season three will run as a three-night, six-episode series, in contrast to its second season of 12 regular episodes.
Scream was originally to premiere its third season in March, but because the show was originally executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the show had to do some cleaning from the inside-out. Including new showrunner in Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries). With this new major casting news, Scream is showing that it’s still kicking and ready to terrify.
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