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Lakewood is about to be terrorized once again when a new killer dons the Brandon James mask and wields a razor-sharp knife during MTV’s “Scream” Season 2. Before we see the next episode of the series, here’s what happened in the Season 1 finale, titled “Revelations.”

The stage was set for Emma’s (Willa Fitzgerald) final showdown with the killer. Sheriff Hudson (Jason Wiles) was kidnapped, and the masked murderer called Emma to tell her the night was going to serve as the big finale. The killer told her the evening was going to be “gut-wrenching,” which rang true when Emma and her mother Maggie (Tracy Middendorf) found the sheriff tied to a tree behind Maggie’s old house. As they went about cutting him loose, the organs fell out of his stomach, and he died.

Even though a murderer was running around Lakewood, Brooke (Carlson Young) decided it was a good idea to have a party at her house. The Brandon James killer crashed the party, as became readily apparent when a body was found in the bathroom. Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) went to look inside the bathroom, where the killer jumped out and stabbed her.

Mr. Branson (Bobby Campo) previously escaped jail after all the police officers watching his cell were murdered. He showed up at Brooke’s house, claiming he was innocent and had nowhere to go. She didn’t believe him and locked him outside. The killer then showed up and chased Brooke into the garage. She hid in a freezer, and the murderer locked her inside it, expecting her to die.

Emma and Noah (John Karna) arrived at Brooke’s place and found Piper’s (Amelia Rose Blaire) car, but no sign of Piper. Eventually, they both ran into Kieran (Amadeus Serafini) and Jake (Tom Maden), and Noah discovered Audrey still alive. Emma, Kieran and Jake then found the freezer where Brooke was on ice, and they were able to get her out before she froze to death. The killer called Emma to tell her she had her mother and they were waiting for her on the dock where Brandon James was slain.

Emma decided to go face the murderer on her own, and when she got to the dock, she attempted to untie her mother. The Brandon James killer showed up, and it turned out it was Piper the whole time. Piper was Maggie’s daughter, put up for adoption years ago after Maggie had Brandon’s baby. Piper was looking for revenge on Emma and Maggie because she was left out of the family.

Piper’s big plan was to pin everything on Mr. Branson, and all she had to do to complete it was finish off Emma and Maggie. Emma and Piper fought one another, and when Piper got the upper hand, it looked like things were over for Emma. However, Audrey showed up, and she shot and killed Piper. So Audrey seemed to be the big hero, but the final seconds of the finale revealed that Audrey had helped Piper in some way. Audrey’s involvement is expected to be explored in Season 2.

“Scream” Season 2 will premieres on MTV Monday at 11 p.m. EDT.


&#;Scream&#; Season 2 Killer Revealed as MTV Drama Pays Homage to Movie Franchise

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Scream season-two finale, &#;When a Stranger Calls.&#;]

The legacy of Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) lives on in MTV&#;s Scream series.

The television show based on the movie franchise of the same name took a page from the first film and made the boyfriend the killer in season two. In the final scenes of the season-two finale, Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) realized from an offhand comment that Kieran (Amadeus Serafini) made while &#;protecting&#; her from Ghostface that he was actually the one behind the mask. Backed into a corner, her boyfriend revealed he was the killer, carrying on Piper&#;s (Amelia Rose Blair) mission from season one since it turns out Kieran and Piper were dating before Emma met him. He was just pretending to be Emma&#;s boyfriend while Piper tried to destroy her life. And after Emma and Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) killed her in the season-one finale, he decided to get revenge on them

Kieran managed to shoot his cousin Eli (Sean Grandillo) and hurt Emma, but Emma and Audrey eventually overpowered him during the attack. They held him at gunpoint while the police arrived to take him away in handcuffs, officially clearing Emma and Audrey of all suspicion. The season ended with Kieran alive but in jail, receiving a call from someone claiming to be the late Brandon James.

The call leaves the door open for a potential third season of the series, which is awaiting word on its future. Next up will be an October Scream special featuring two previously unaired episodes of the drama.

While many viewers believed Kieran to be the killer in season one, when Piper was revealed to be behind the mask those suspicions went away. The show followed the tactics of the first movie in making the boyfriend the obvious suspect at first and then drawing suspicion away from him before revealing he actually was the killer, making the twist all the more shocking. 

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Serafini about the moment that he found out he was the season-two killer, what this means for his future on the show and more.

Last season, everyone thought that Kieran was the killer. But this season there haven&#;t been many fingers pointing your way. Have you seen any fan theories that hit close to the truth?

It&#;s been really back and forth a lot. But there&#;s been a lot of suspicion that Kieran is not totally innocent. But some people will be surprised and there will always be people who think they know and then won&#;t admit when they&#;re wrong and when they were surprised.

And we have seen this go down in the Scream movies &#;

The boyfriend thing has been done. It&#;s Billy Loomis, right? From the first movie. So I think it&#;s been long enough. They did four installations and then a season of the show. I think they&#;re allowed to come back to that boyfriend concept.

When did you find out that Kieran was the killer?

Honestly, it was, like, a week before the finale. The showrunners tipped me off. Then I had to go into my preparation mode, going back and looking at all the killings and making them make sense in the timeline and for Kieran&#;s character. I didn&#;t know if I was ultimately going to be a heroic character or a sacrificial character or the killer all season.

What did you think of that twist when you found out Kieran had been working with Piper the whole time?

I was shocked. I wanted it to be the case but there were a lot of plotlines that shift over time. Of course, between the first and second season, things changed. Our executive producers changed. I was ecstatic. I thought I might be a sacrificial character (laughs) as most characters are on our show. I thought I would surely die. And they teased that a few times this season with dream-sequence deaths and stabbings. But I was really excited to be in the ranks of the killers in the franchise.

After you found out you were the killer, how did that influence the way you portrayed Kieran in the finale?

I had to be careful. You don&#;t want to just turn on a dime. We had to keep Kieran on a slow shift to full crazy, if you will, to not tip off the audience before the reveal. It was tough.

Knowing what you know about Kieran&#;s past now, would you have played any earlier moments in the series different, or were you glad to not have known this whole time?

I&#;m definitely glad I didn&#;t know. You just don&#;t know how you&#;re going to be taking the material and massaging it to fit into the story. It&#;s very wise of these showrunners as a tactic in general to withhold the information until they get exactly what they want and then provide the reveal.

Last season, after Piper was revealed to be the killer, she was killed almost immediately. But Kieran made it to the end of season two alive, though now he&#;s locked up in jail. What does this mean for you going into next season?

It&#;s a dark horizon. I really don&#;t know. I don&#;t know what&#;s going to be going on with a third season, whether there will or won&#;t be [one]. And as for what&#;s going to happen with my character, I do not know. It&#;s funny not to know, to be back in that boat of not knowing. That&#;s how they really push this show along, keeping us all in the dark. It&#;s a Usual Suspects tactic of almost letting every actor believe that their character might be the killer and letting them play with that, capturing singular moments of suspicious looks and intentions. And then just taking it all away and giving it to one person. I think it&#;s worked out rather well.

Brandon James (or someone claiming to be him) called Kieran in prison in the last scene of the finale, so it definitely seems like his story isn&#;t over yet.

That seems promising, right? Is Brandon James really out there? I don&#;t know. It&#;s been an exciting ride and I hope it continues. I wonder what Kieran will do now that he&#;s in prison. I wonder what his capture will do to him. I hope we get to show that.

What was it like filming that big reveal scene where Kieran shot Eli and confessed to Audrey and Emma?

It was so crazy. We were really pushing to finish that episode, and we had a bunch of days stacked up, like double-up days of shooting to really knock it out. It was really intense. They were night shoots, obviously, and it was a compressed schedule, so everything was really heightened. It was incredible to work that material with Willa and Bex and Sean. Everybody was just vibrating, all working off each other&#;s energy. It was my most exciting scene to shoot of the entire show.

Do you think Kieran feels any guilt about his murders, especially Eli since he was family?

I don&#;t think there&#;s guilt. There&#;s so much murder that he&#;s committed, and of course, it&#;s not exactly clear cut whether or not he was a murderer before he met Piper or whether she completely turned him on to murder for the first time. But no, I don&#;t think there&#;s any remorse on his part. I think he&#;s really bummed he got caught. This is a guy who worked painstakingly, round the clock, getting all those kills set up with all those cameras and technology. He had to be so savvy. He set fires and killed people and moving about and showing up and changing his costume. He is really a smart dude to pull all that off. It was so much work and it was all him.

Did you suspect that Kieran was the killer? Sound off on that and your hopes for a third season in the comments section below.

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  • A serialized anthology series that follows a group of teenagers being targeted by a masked serial killer.

  • After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens - with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart - become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of an assassin who's out for blood.


  • A popular, yet intellectual teenage girl starts to question whether or not she is a good person as her classmates are targeted by a tech-savvy serial killer. Her friends are all lying and keeping secrets from her, and she's not left with many others to trust. As she realizes her mother's shady past is somehow connected to the new cyber-stalker, she starts budding up with her ex-best friend to get some answers. But that also means she's going to face off against a killer who's out for blood.

  • Where the whole series begins with a cyber bullying act, it ends with something totally different than some video. In Lakewood, people are being brutally murdered and harassed. The killer is someone no one would ever suspect. There are lies, apologies, friendships, and heartbreaks. There are clues to a mystery that needs to be solved, all surrounding a mass murder from the past. Brandon James was that murderer, but he's dead. So who could it be?

  • With the outbreak of a inappropriate video a death occurs sparking memories of a series of murders earlier on, as the rumour of a serial killer spreads so does the bodycount, friends and loved ones become victims or suspected all leading to the finale

    —Jai Higgins

  • Scream: The TV Series is based on the eponymous, international hit horror franchise. After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens - with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart - become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who's out for blood.


  • Set against the vibrant backdrop of Atlanta, "Scream" features a brand new cast of characters destined to fall prey to the mysterious killer known as "Ghostface". The series centers on Deion Elliot, a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his hard-earned plans for his futureand the lives of his unlikely group of friends.

    —Scream Wiki


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Scream (TV series)

American horror television series

Scream (also known as Scream: The TV Series) is an American anthologyslasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie for MTV and Brett Matthews for VH1. It is based on the slasher film series of the same name created by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven. The series is produced by Dimension Television and MTV Production Development, and was formerly filmed in Louisiana, in locations such as Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia originally served as showrunners during the first season before being replaced by Michael Gans and Richard Register in the second season, because of creative differences.

The first two seasons were situated in the fictional town of Lakewood, where a string of murders took place. At the center of those murders was Emma Duval (played by Willa Fitzgerald), a teenage girl who is somehow tied to the town's dark past. The series premiered on June 30, , on MTV and concluded its first season on September 1, The series was officially picked up for a second season in July After its second season concluded, a two-hour Halloween special aired in October [3]

In October , MTV renewed the series for a third season.[4][5][6] In April , MTV announced that they were rebooting the series with the third season, with a new cast and setting. As part of the reboot process, it was revealed that Brett Matthews would be serving as the main showrunner. In addition, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty would be added as executive producers for the series under Flavor Unit Entertainment.[7][8]RJ Cyler, C.&#;J. Wallace, Tyga, Keke Palmer, Jessica Sula, Giorgia Whigham, Giullian Yao Gioiello and Tyler Posey starred in the rebooted third season. In June , it was announced that the series would be moving to VH1 ahead of the premiere of the third season.[9] The third and final season, titled Scream: Resurrection, premiered on July 8, [10]


Scream is a serialized anthology series that follows a group of teenagers being stalked and targeted by a masked serial killer.

The first two seasons, set in the fictional town of Lakewood, follow the story of Emma Duval, a teenage girl, who is linked to the horrific events of the town's past. As the killer's main obsession starts to take a hold after a brutal murder in the present, Emma finds herself in the center of imminent peril. With both her family and friends in danger, she sets out to uncover the town's dark mysteries and unmask the identity of the Lakewood Slasher.

The third season follows the story of Deion Elliot, a local football star in Atlanta, who is tormented by the events of his tragic past. As Ghostface uses his darkest secrets against him and continues with a killing spree, Deion not only stands to lose his future, but also, the lives of his friends and family members, who might end up being potential victims of the notorious and infamous killer.[11]

Cast and characters[edit]

See also: List of Scream (TV series) characters

Main (seasons 1–2)[edit]

  • Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duval, a popular high school student and local barista who becomes the primary target of the Lakewood Slasher. In the second season, she develops PTSD as a result of the first season's events
  • Bex Taylor-Klaus as Audrey Jensen, a sarcastic, bicurious filmmaker who had a falling out with Emma during their childhood
  • John Karna as Noah Foster, a witty and intelligent nerd who has a vast knowledge about horror films. In the second season, he runs a podcast dedicated to the Lakewood murders.
  • Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox, a new student who becomes Emma's main love interest
  • Connor Weil as Will Belmont (season 1), a popular basketball player and Emma's ex-boyfriend
  • Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox, a wealthy and popular, but troubled, student and the daughter of Lakewood's mayor
  • Jason Wiles as Clark Hudson (season 1), Kieran's biological father and the sheriff of Lakewood. He develops a relationship with Emma's mother, Maggie.
  • Tracy Middendorf as Maggie Duval, Emma's mother and the Lakewood medical examiner. She conceals her history with Brandon James.
  • Kiana Brown as Zoe Vaughn (season 2), an overachieving intellect who harbors a secret. She becomes Noah's new love interest in the second season.
  • Santiago Segura as Stavo Acosta (season 2), a new student and skilled artist who is interested in the horror genre, serial killers and comic books. He is the son of sheriff Acosta and becomes Brooke's new love interest in the second season.

Recurring (seasons 1–2)[edit]

  • Tom Maden as Jake Fitzgerald, a popular, yet cynical and mischievous basketball player, Brooke's on-and-off boyfriend, and Will's best friend
  • Bobby Campo as Seth Branson, a teacher who has a secret relationship with Brooke in the first season
  • Brianne Tju as Riley Marra (season 1), a popular, cheerful student and a best friend of Emma and Brooke. She becomes Noah's main love interest in the first season.
  • Bella Thorne as Nina Patterson (season 1), a popular, but rude and possibly sociopathic student who is the second victim in the series, and whose gruesome murder sparks the events of the first two seasons
  • Amelia Rose Blaire as Piper Shaw (season 1; guest season 2), a podcaster who comes to Lakewood to investigate the recent murders
  • Mike Vaughn as the voice of the Lakewood Slasher
    • Vaughn also voices the Shallow Grove Slasher during the two-part Halloween special
  • Bryan Batt as Mayor Quinn Maddox, Brooke's father and the mayor of Lakewood. He hides secrets from the town that surround illegal business deals and cover-ups.
  • Sosie Bacon as Rachel Murray (season 1; guest season 2), Audrey's girlfriend who attends an all-girls' catholic school. She has suicidal intentions as a result of bullying.
  • Sophina Brown as Lorraine Brock (season 1), a detective assigned to the Lakewood murders case and a previous lover of sheriff Hudson
  • Tom Everett Scott as Kevin Duval (season 2; guest season 1), Emma's estranged father and Maggie's ex-husband. In the second season, he attempts to reconnect with Emma.
  • Anthony Ruivivar as Miguel Acosta (season 2), the new, competent and experienced sheriff who returns to his childhood home of Lakewood. He is the single father of Stavo.
  • Austin Highsmith as Kristen Lang (season 2), an idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students. She is in a secret relationship with Seth Branson in the second season.
  • Sean Grandillo as Eli Hudson (season 2), Kieran's cousin with an undisclosed knowledge of his past. He presents a squeaky clean image but has ulterior motives. He takes an interest in Emma.
  • Karina Logue as Tina Hudson (season 2), Eli's mother and Kieran's aunt, who becomes Kieran's legal guardian after the events of the first season. She is proper and polite but with a grifter's sense of self-reliance.
  • Mary Katherine Duhon as Haley Meyers (season 2), an outspoken classmate who strongly dislikes Emma and Audrey

Main (Scream: Resurrection)[edit]

  • RJ Cyler as Deion Elliot, a successful, star football player who becomes the primary target of Ghostface
    • Cyler also portrays Marcus Elliot, Deion's deceased twin brother, for a single episode.
  • Jessica Sula as Olivia "Liv" Reynolds, a recently new student prior to the events of the series who becomes Deion's main love interest. She is a cheerleader, honor roll student, and daughter of a police officer.
  • Giorgia Whigham as Beth, an outspoken goth student and tattoo artist. She is extremely fond of horror films.
  • C.&#;J. Wallace as Amir Ayoub, a good-natured student who aspires to pursue music, but is forced to work in the family business as a result of his strict parents. He develops a relationship with Beth.
  • Tyga as Jamal "Jay" Elliot, Deion's older, half-brother who associates with tough and potentially dangerous individuals
  • Tyler Posey as Shane, a high school dropout who works as both drug dealer and party promoter. He has a sexual relationship with Beth.
  • Keke Palmer as Kym, a bold, rebellious student and dedicated social activist

Recurring (Scream: Resurrection)[edit]

  • Roger L. Jackson as the voice of Ghostface
  • Tony Todd as Hook Man, a deranged, mysterious man who lives in an abandoned car lot. Deion believes he killed Marcus.
  • Giullian Yao Gioiello as Manny, an intelligent, asthmatic, gay student and Kym's best friend
  • Mary J. Blige as Sherry Elliot, Deion's mother who often worries about the pressure of his future career in football
  • Diesel Madkins as Earl Elliot, Deion's distant father and a trucker
  • Gideon Emery as T. Reynolds, Liv's strict, controlling father and a police officer
  • Patrick Johnson as Avery Collins, Liv's ex-boyfriend and Deion's rival on the football team
  • Drew Starkey as Hawkins, a friend of Deion on the football team
  • Terrence J as Coach Griffin, Deion's football coach


Main article: List of Scream episodes



In June , it was reported that MTV was in the early stages of developing a weekly television series based on the Scream film franchise.[12] In April , The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that MTV had greenlit the pilot episode, with Wes Craven in talks to direct.[13][14] In July , it was reported that Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin had officially boarded the project to write the pilot script and in April , it was reported by TVLine that the series would be penned by Jill Blotevogel.[13][15] In August , the series announced its cast as well as the director of the pilot episode, Jamie Travis.[13] The series was originally planned to debut in mid,[16] however, this was changed to summer [17]

An official promotional picture of the series' re-imagined mask was revealed in early June Initially, Craven expressed his approval of the redesign and hinted at its origins and possible plot significance.[18] However, Craven was later critical about the network's decision to abandon the Ghostface mask in the television series.[19][20] Later, it was reported that there were preliminary discussions about incorporating the mask in the first two seasons.[19] However, the initial plans were scrapped in favor of a new mask, due to creative reasons.[21][19] Sometime after the announcement of the reboot, MTV made a deal with Fun World, in order to acquire the licensing rights to the Ghostface mask for the series.[22]

On April 12, , the first trailer for the series was aired during the MTV Movie Awards presented by Bella Thorne, also revealing the series' premiere date on June [23]

The series was officially picked up for a second season on July 29, [24] On November 9, , it was announced that Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia would be stepping down as showrunners due to creative differences, although Blotevogel would remain a consultant on the series. Michael Gans and Richard Register replaced them for the second season.[25] On May 2, , the official trailer for the second season was released.[26] The second-season premiere date was changed to May 30, [27] On October 14, , MTV renewed the series for a six-episode third season, and announced that the showrunners would be replaced again.[4]

On April 26, , MTV announced that Queen Latifah would be an executive producer for the third season of Scream. The series will undergo a reboot with a new cast and Brett Matthews serving as showrunner.[8] In addition, it was announced that Matthews, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty would also be credited as executive producers for the series under Flavor Unit Entertainment.[7][8] On July 19, , The Hollywood Reporter announced that the series would transition into an anthology series in the third season. This information was corroborated by MTV president Chris McCarthy.[28]

On September 18, , it was announced that the Ghostface mask from the film series would be making an appearance in the third season.[29] On October 10, , Keke Palmer confirmed in an interview that Roger L. Jackson, who voiced Ghostface in the film series, would return for the third season, replacing Mike Vaughn, who served as the voice for two characters, the Lakewood Slasher in the first two seasons and the Shallow Grove Slasher in the Halloween special episodes of the second season.[30]

On March 28, , it was confirmed that Harvey Weinstein would not be credited as an executive producer in the third season. In addition, the series would not include The Weinstein Company or its logo in its credits from the third season onward, even though the company was formerly involved in the distribution of the series.[31][32]

From the third season onward, the series will no longer air on MTV.[1] On June 24, , it was confirmed that the third season is scheduled to premiere over three nights on VH1, starting from July 8, [10][9][33][34][35] On July 1, , the official trailer for Scream: Resurrection was released.[36]


On August 5, , both the main cast and recurring cast were announced.[37] However, Amy Forsyth dropped out and was replaced by Bex Taylor-Klaus as Audrey Jensen.[38] On February 22, , it was revealed that Joel Gretsch, who was playing Clark Hudson, had left the series as producers thought his character should go down a different path; he was replaced by Jason Wiles. On December 11, , it was revealed that Bella Thorne would be a part of the cast, she played the character Nina Patterson. Thorne confirmed this during an interview saying, "Yes it's true. I will re-enact the famous scene of Drew Barrymore in the original series."[39] On April 22, , True Blood actress Amelia Rose Blaire was confirmed to be joining the series as Piper Shaw which, by the character description, is a role similar to Gale Weathers from the Scream films.[40]

On June 18, , Bella Thorne confirmed she was offered the lead role in the series but turned it down in favor of a smaller role.[41] She went on to explain, "I had the option to do the lead, but I thought I should choose this role because I felt it was more iconic, I thought it was just a little bit more and also I've never been killed on screen before. I've never been killed ever on anything that I've done. I've always been the character that lives at the end so it was my first time dying on screen which is pretty cool. I wouldn't say that my character isn't necessarily in any more of the episodes but you'll see!"[41] In , Lele Pons appeared in a similar cameo capacity in the beginning of the second season. The scene paid homage to Scream 2, with Pons' character Leah, an actress from the in-show film Murderville, being thrown off a house by a killer, Becca (Chelsea Bruland).[42]

It was announced on July 17, , that Tyga and C.&#;J. Wallace would star in the rebooted third season.[43] On September 13, , it was announced that RJ Cyler, Jessica Sula, Keke Palmer, Giullian Yao Gioiello, and Giorgia Whigham had joined the main cast of the third season in addition to the previously announced cast members.[44][45] On September 25, , it was announced that Tyler Posey had been cast as a series regular in the role of Shane.[46] Posey previously appeared in the series' promo titled "Killer Party", playing a fictionalized version of himself.[47] On August 16, , it was announced that Mary J. Blige had been cast in the role of Deion's mother, Sherry Elliot.[48] On October 12, , it was announced that Tony Todd would appear as Luther Thompson / Hook Man.[49] On June 24, , it was confirmed that Paris Jackson would make an appearance as the character Becky in the third season's first episode "The Deadfast Club".[50][51] Similar to Thorne and Pons, Paris Jackson will make a cameo in the opening scene of the third season's first episode, paying homage to the opening of the original film.[52]


The first season was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The second season was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Filming of season one took place from April through July [53] Filming for the second season began on February 16, [54] Filming for the third season began on September 18, and concluded on November 11, , in Atlanta, Georgia.[55][56]


Two official soundtrack albums have been released by MTV. The first season's soundtrack was released on August 14, under Columbia Records. The second season's soundtrack was released on July 29, under Island Records.[57] The score soundtrack for the series' first two seasons composed by Jeremy Zuckerman, was released by Lakeshore Records on October 28, [58]

1."Mine"Phoebe Ryan
2."When I Rule the World"Liz
3."You're the Best"Wet
5."All the Things Lost"MS MR
6."Set This Heart on Fire"machineheart
7."Rescue My Heart"Liz Longley
8."Star Spangled"REMMI
9."Spectacular Rival"George Ezra
"There's a Ghost"Fleurie
Total length:

Scream After Dark[edit]

Scream After Dark is a talk show hosted by Jeffery Self, which features behind the scenes footage, and guests discussing episodes of Scream.[59] The first instalment followed the season two premiere and featured Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, and Kiana Brown, and received , viewers.[60] The second instalment aired following episode eight and featured Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Karna, Young, Brown, Santiago Segura, and Sean Grandillo, and received , viewers.[61] The third and final installment aired following the season two finale and featured Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Karna, Young, and Serafini, and averaged , viewers.[62][63]

Web series[edit]

Scream: If I Die is a web series about the six survivors of Lakewood are recorded a video to share their last words and thoughts, before one of them will be murdered by a new Lakewood Slasher killer, leading the events of the second season.[64]


On October 1, , the entire first season of Scream became available to stream instantly on Netflix worldwide except in the United States. On May 13, , the first season of Scream became available on Netflix in the United States.[65] The streaming service started to broadcast the second season weekly on May 31, , with a one-day delay with respect to the original United States broadcast. On September 30, , the second season of Scream became available on Netflix in the United States. Netflix has first-run streaming rights for the series in the UK and in Ireland, airing the series a day after the initial broadcast.[66] On July 17, , Hollywood Reporter confirmed that in the midst of Lantern Capital's acquisition of the assets of The Weinstein Company, a former output deal between The Weinstein Company and Netflix was terminated. As a result, Netflix will likely not stream the third season on their platform.[67] On October 16, , it was confirmed that Lantern Entertainment and Netflix settled a contract dispute with the terms of the deal left undisclosed to the public.[68] On September 1, , the third season of Scream became available on Netflix in the United States.[69]


Critical response[edit]

The first season of Scream received an overall mixed response. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season received an approval rating of 52 percent, based on 42 reviews, with a /10 average rating. The site's critical consensus reads: "Lacking truly compelling characters or scenarios, Scream is formed to trade too heavily on nostalgia for its big-screen predecessors in the franchise."[70] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the first season has a score of 57 out of , based on reviews from 21 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[71]

In a positive review, David Hinckley from New York Daily News awarded the pilot four out of five stars and stated, "Happily, Scream maintains a sense of humor, reinforced with snappy, self-aware pop culture dialogue."[74] Similarly, Brian Lowry of Variety commended the series' ability to maintain suspense "without much actually happening during the rest of the episode," noting its use of music, but expressing skepticism if the series could maintain its originality.[75] Aedan Juvet of PopWrapped gave a positive assessment of the series and called it, "a prime example of a game-changing horror series".[76] Conversely, David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle panned the series and gave it one out of four stars, criticizing the acting performances as "bland, robotic, and uninteresting" as well as its apparent lack of racial diversity.[77] In a mixed review, Mark Perigard of the Boston Herald gave the series a C+, saying, "There are a few scares here, but while the Scream films kept audiences jumping, Scream: The TV Series risks putting viewers to sleep."[78]

The second season received more positive reviews with an approval rating of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from 12 critics. The site's critical consensus reads: "Undeniably gripping and wickedly sharp, Scream returns with a killer sophomore season that manages to go further into its murderous ethos."[72]

The third season received mixed reviews, with an approval rating of 40 percent on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from 5 critics.[73]


  1. ^Wes Craven served as an executive producer for the series' first season and was posthumously credited in the second and third seasons.
  2. ^The thirteenth episode aired on a Tuesday at &#;p.m.
  3. ^The third season was broadcast over three consecutive days.

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Scream: The killer revealed!

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Scream. Read at your own risk!

Scream finally unveiled the season 2 killer in the finale &#x; and it wasn&#x;t who we were expecting.

Though it seemed all signs were pointing to Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) having snapped and donned the infamous Brandon James mask for a bloody, revenge-fueled killing spree, it was her boyfriend Kieran (Amadeus Serafini) who was both Piper&#x;s (Amelia Rose Blaire) original partner and the killer haunting Lakewood in season 2.

Why? Well, basically, Piper and Kieran used to date, and both had serious parental issues. Instead of getting therapy, they decided to make their parents &#x; Piper&#x;s medical examiner mom Maggie (Tracy Middendorf) and Kieran&#x;s cop dad, the late Sheriff Hudson (Jason Wiles) &#x; look foolish amidst a killing spree that would culminate in their deaths. In fact, Kieran was Piper&#x;s big surprise that she mentioned in the season 1 finale before Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) interrupted, leading to Piper&#x;s death. That&#x;s why Kieran tormented Audrey in season 2. (It&#x;s rather obvious when you look back on every time the show had Kieran pop up just after the killer disappeared.)

The reveal harkens back to the original Scream twist that Sidney Prescott&#x;s (Neve Campbell) boyfriend Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) was the killer because &#x; surprise, surprise &#x; parental issues. For what it&#x;s worth, we were sure Emma was the killer, which would&#x;ve been an interesting route for the show to take to really do something Scream has never done by having the heroine be the killer. For those who will yell, But they did that in Scream 4! Nope. Sidney is always the heroine, no matter what, so no they didn&#x;t.

However, the second season&#x;s insinuation that Brandon James might actually be alive may not have been a total ruse. Instead of being killed by Emma and Audrey, Kieran was turned over to the police to rot in jail, where he received a call from the owner of the infamous mask. Was it actually Brandon James? Or was it his brother Troy? EW turned to executive producers Michael Gans and Richard Register to find out:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Was it always the plan for Kieran to be the killer?

MICHAEL GANS: Yes, Kieran was. There was one tiny other option that I won&#x;t tell you that was a possibility prior to pitching, but the moment we met with everybody at Dimension and MTV, from that point on, we had pitched it as Kieran. It was always there. As opposed to other times where it changed greatly, this season it was as written, and in fact the same motivation from the beginning. There was one moment in the middle where there was discussion of changing the motivation. But it was always Kieran.

RICHARD REGISTER: It was always that Kieran and Piper were this killing duo, a Natural Born Killers situation, and Piper got killed in the middle of that, so he was exacting his revenge ultimately.

GANS: Their plan didn&#x;t pan out the way they wanted it to, so he was taking revenge. That was always the reason.

It seems very similar to the original Scream. Was that intentional?

GANS: No, I think that permutation is a constant possibility. It was not intentional. In general, there is a sense of homage in every moment in this to the first film. There&#x;s always a little wink. It wasn&#x;t meant to be that. I think he was the best possible version of the murderer in our opinion. In some ways, that playing with predictability, that playing with trope, that consciousness of styles and things that have come before and a fearlessness is part of the franchise of Scream. The Billy Loomis element of it and the Billy Loomis history is something that comes with it, but in all honesty, he was, to us, the best possible killer for this season &#x; other than Willa, who would&#x;ve been the next best possible killer.

Did you ever consider having Emma be the killer?

GANS: Absolutely. We wanted it. That&#x;s the idea behind Kieran, the idea behind this partnership with Piper would be to make Emma believe so deeply that it could be her, and to make the audience believe that as well. But to make that such a viable possibility was the most amazing thing. What&#x;s most brilliant about it is how it affects those that are being stalked, almost more so than those that are stalking. You have to be very careful about that. It&#x;s almost more about the Sidney character or the entire cast &#x; more about Brooke, more about Noah, more about Audrey &#x; about how they&#x;re being stalked and how [the killers are] getting in their heads. For Emma, we wanted exactly what you felt to happen. We knew that from the beginning, that was also in the original pitch, that it would be this psychological game, that it would have a Hitchcock element to it, as well as being true to a Wes Craven-Kevin Williamson origin story. You would have this main character who was questioning whether or not it was possible. We love that you thought it was her. That&#x;s exactly what we wanted. We knew that it couldn&#x;t be her at the end of the day &#x; in this season.

If Kieran wanted to kill his dad in season 1 and make him look foolish, why did everyone else in season 2 deserve to die?

GANS: That was retribution.

REGISTER: That&#x;s all about Emma and Audrey.

GANS: Those people were pawns in the game, but they were negligible. He had no concern for any of their lives.

REGISTER: Once Kieran started that, he said, The world would see you two as they once saw Piper: As psychotic killers. His whole thing was framing them for these murders so everyone says, Oh, those two bitches are killers.

GANS: The motivation for killing each one of them had to do specifically with how it would play against [Emma and Audrey]. His big mistake, the one thing he couldn&#x;t count on was Eli showing up, his cousin. That he didn&#x;t count on, and that was a problem from the get-go. That was the red herring. It was all about getting at them, and any way he could get at them, that&#x;s why he went for the clerk at the motel, because Audrey had a direct connection. It was going to be a perfect way to frame them up.

Do you think there&#x;s some credence to that teacher&#x;s idea that Emma and Audrey have created a bit of a delusion?

REGISTER: Oh, yes.

GANS: That syndrome, that heavenly creatures syndrome, is real. They operate exactly under the terms of that if you look at it closely, one is driving a story and the other is supporting that story. Audrey has taken on that psychosis, even though her life is not necessarily the focus of the murders, now it is. They could well be that. In fact, they could suffer from that [after] the situation very easily.

REGISTER: That also is an inspiration from the Scream franchise, that idea of dual killers.

If the show is renewed for a third season, where would it pick up? If every year a serial killer is haunting Lakewood, at what point does it become unrealistic that they haven&#x;t moved away?

GANS: Given a third season, in all honesty, you sit and have a blue-sky period, which we haven&#x;t had yet. To us, it&#x;s not impossible for them to move out of this town. Also, now because they&#x;re famous, after the second murder, it&#x;s not over, it&#x;s no longer a small-town story, so what happens wherever they go? People will know about them. They&#x;re no longer a normal girl in a normal town, neither of them. It&#x;s no longer a regular life. But finding that normalcy and recreating that normalcy along the lines of what Sidney did, trying to do that, and who is inspired to come after them after that? And the reasons and motivations for why they would come would be different than the simple motivations of I share a parent with you, or I hate you for screwing up my plan and killing my girlfriend. It becomes very much more psychological. Also, there&#x;s no telling what could happen with any individual member of this group after living through this. Who or what psychoses could take over the individual minds of this group? That&#x;s where we see the series going next, so not necessarily staying in Lakewood, but being connected to Lakewood and maintaining the history of Brandon James is a big part of the story and the psychoses of whoever takes on this killer psychology, and not removing any single one of the members from our cast from possibly being the killer. That&#x;s not to say that is what happens.

REGISTER: That will be, going forward, the game plan.

GANS: We continue to plan on what drove the story to begin with: What scares you? How strong are you in facing that scare?

Was that really Brandon James on the phone? Could it be Troy James?

GANS: What we can say is yes, it could be Brandon James, or yes, it could be Troy James. That&#x;s the truth. Troy was mentioned once, but we&#x;ll say this: Troy is alive.

REGISTER: Yes, Troy is alive.

Is Brandon alive?

REGISTER: We can&#x;t say.

GANS: Not going to tell you that.

Did Piper and Kieran know the fate of Brandon James?

GANS: They thought they knew the answer to that. They believed that he was alive somewhere.

Are you considering a time jump for next season?

REGISTER: That is a consideration.

GANS: It was a consideration this year. It&#x;s a consideration now. We actually considered a time jump initially when we were trying to put together the pitch. We have definitely talked about a time jump. There&#x;s more story than anyone can imagine.

How are Emma and Audrey dealing after this?

GANS: It&#x;s tough for them, because there is so much they didn&#x;t say. In the circumstances at the end of the season, for Emma, she knows she has to make it work and she loves Audrey, and Audrey really loves Emma, but what comes next is them getting over the hump of how do we define their relationship under those terms? It&#x;s not going to be easy. It looks easy when they&#x;re in peril and you have to cling to each other, but I would say that they&#x;re not over the hump of dealing with all of those sins that Audrey and Emma have to deal with in regards to their relationship. In other words, Audrey had a crush on her, and she chose to ignore it. That&#x;s something Audrey and Emma will have to get over, and the strangeness of the relationship to Piper and how that panned out for all of them.

Is Eli definitely dead?

GANS: He&#x;s shot at the end and appears to be dead, but we don&#x;t have him carried off on a stretcher. We don&#x;t have the diagnosis on whether he lived or not. But at this stage of the game, the way we&#x;re playing it is he&#x;s dead. In our minds, he&#x;s dead. But there&#x;s a possibility. We did love him.

REGISTER: Yes, we really thought he was fantastic.

He was a red herring.

GANS: He was, but you have to make yourself available to the concept of red herring in the course of the story. There are movies when the red herring is a pain in the butt, but in this franchise, everyone is a red herring, everyone is a suspect. Eli was, but it was within the plot. It was no accident that he became a red herring. It was all Kieran&#x;s doing. Unlike a plot circumstance of Could it be him? it was actually structured to be him by one of the characters. Fingers were pointed at him on purpose, so it makes it a little different than an accidental red herring.

Is Brooke alive?

REGISTER: Yes, she&#x;s fully alive.

GANS: She&#x;s still alive in our heads, so we&#x;d assume everyone would know she&#x;s alive. She&#x;s absolutely alive.

What&#x;s your plan if the show is not picked up? Do you want to finish it up in some way?

GANS: Yeah. The thing about us, and I haven&#x;t considered the possibility of it not getting picked up, we love this franchise. It&#x;s never-ending to us. We have a lot of ideas. We have one very particular fantastical idea that may or may not happen in the course of the series, but we would use it in another way if we could. In other words, if there&#x;s another possibility for a movie, or whatever happens, based on this series to finish this series and this Lakewood version of Scream, we would do it in a minute.

Have you thought about doing another season with an entirely new Scream story not connected to Woodsboro or Lakewood?

GANS: Yes. That&#x;s a possibility, too, in the future of this show. I think the franchise supports it. I don&#x;t see it as anthological, like American Horror Story. I see it as an ongoing story, but that being said, you can do a lot of interesting things by taking that story to different places and reinventing who surrounds your main character, who your main character becomes, what happens to your main character and how the show morphs. The show could more to an entirely different world and stay within the confines of a never-ending story.

Scream (TV Series) - Season 1 Official Recap

List of Scream episodes

American slasher horror TV series episode list

Scream is an American anthologyslasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie for MTV and Brett Matthews for VH1. It is based on the slasher film series of the same name created by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven. The series premiered on June 30,

As of July&#;10, ,[update] 30 episodes of Scream have aired, concluding the third season.

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Scream After Dark[edit]

Scream After Dark is a half-hour television aftershow hosted by Jeffery Self, which features behind the scenes footage, comedy sketches and interviews with the main cast from the series in which they discuss an episode of Scream following its original airing. The aftershow featured three installments which aired following the first, eighth and twelfth episodes of the second season.


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Scream&#;: U.S. viewers per episode (thousands)
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This Is The Real Killer In Season 1 Of Scream

"Scream: The TV Series" starts with the familiar — an established actor, in this case Bella Thorne, gets murdered by a masked figure leaving everyone who knew her (and, in many cases, despised her) wondering who was behind her death and why.

Our story includes a horror nerd, Noah Foster (John Karna), who sets up the question that the show's very existence must answer — can a slasher movie be successfully stretched across a season of a television show? And when it comes to very slowly piecing together who the killer is specifically, the answer is a resounding "yes." In fact, each of the 10 episodes of that first season seem to point to a different potential killer.

Before Thorne's character Nina Patterson is killed, she uploads a video online of Audrey Jensen (Bex Taylor-Klaus) making out with another girl, causing the entire school to harass her. And it isn't long before we find out that our final-girl-to-be Emma Duval's (Willa Fitzgerald) boyfriend Will Belmont (Connor Weil) was cheating on her with Nina. Not only that, but Will and his friend Jake Fitzgerald (Tom Maden) also seemed to be filming Nina without her knowledge for no other reason than their own amusement.

And then there's the town's own personal folk tale about Brandon James — a disfigured young man who fell in love with a girl names Daisy, was bullied and beaten for it, and was ultimately killed after murdering all his bullies. The folk tale isn't a folk tale at all, though — it's at least partially true. And Daisy is none other than Emma's mother Maggie (Tracy Middendorf).

Everyone on "Scream: The TV Series" has a motive. All we know for sure from the start is that the killer wears the same mask Brandon James did to cover his disfigurement. And as you might expect from a "Scream" story, the killer is among the last you'd expect.


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