Alien Day in April may have been filled with Xenomorph-related news, but MTV took center stage by announcing that season 3 of Scream will feature an entirely new cast, story, and setting. While fans of the show are still saying goodbye to the Lakewood survivors from the first two seasons, character details for the series' new group of high schoolers have been revealed.

TVLine has unveiled the details for five characters from the upcoming third season of Scream. While these descriptions are likely a good template of what to expect, don't be surprised if the exact names and all of the details don't translate fully to the screen versions of the characters, as sometimes the casting information isn't 100% used in the final product.

From TVLine: "* First up is Dion, a Michael B. Jordan-esque football player on track to score a college scholarship — that is, until a masked killer uses Dion’s darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.

* Liv is Dion’s cheerleader girlfriend, as beautiful as she is brilliant. She’s also down to lend a helping hand where needed, though her good intentions often land her in hot water.

* Kym is the rebellious one of the group, always willing to say what everyone else is thinking. She’s organized and protective, two qualities that will serve her well when a killer starts targeting her friends.

* Beth is a little different from her fellow seniors, sporting a goth look and a morbid collection of interests. A “walking encyclopedia of all things horror,” she’s compared to The Craft‘s Fairuza Balk.

* And then there’s Dion’s step-brother Jamal. Despite hanging out with a rough crowd, he’s got a big heart and an undying loyalty to Dion."

Back in April, THR revealed that none of the series' original cast members, including Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Carlson Young, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Amadeus Serafini, will return for the third season, which is still believed to consist of six episodes.

Brett Matthews, who has previously worked on The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, will take over as showrunner for the third season. Queen Latifah is coming on board as an executive producer, with Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty also joining Dimension's Harvey and Bob Weinstein as executive producers on the series. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on MTV's Scream.

Source: TVLine
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