AceShowbiz - MTV's "Scream" gets a major makeover for season 3, both on camera and behind the scenes. The network has announced that the next installment of the TV adaptation of Wes Craven's slasher movies will feature a brand-new cast, new location and a largely new creative team.
The move is being made in an attempt to feature a more diverse cast and story. None of the new cast members is announced just yet, and neither is the new location. But Brett Matthews has been tapped as a new showrunner, replacing Michael Gans and Richard Register who bowed out after shepherding the show in its second season. The show's original showrunners Jill Blotevogal and Jaime Paglia stepped down after the first season.
Additionally, actress/rapper %cQueen Latifah% is now on board as executive producer, joining forces with Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty via Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment banner. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Conrad still serve as exec producers, while Matthew Singer and Keith Levine are producing.
With announcement of the whole new cast, none of the original stars such as %cJohn Karna%, %cCarlson Young%, %cBex Taylor-Klaus% and %cAmadeus Serafini% is expected to return. It remains to be seen if the show will morph into an anthology in its third season and beyond, after following the story of %cWilla Fitzgerald%'s Emma Duval, the daughter of one of the victims of the mask-wearing serial killer, in the first and second seasons.