"How do you know whether you're the cat or the mouse?" If you're counting down the days until the Scream Season 2 premiere, then you now a little less time to wait, as MTV has bumped the show's return from Tuesday, May 31st to Monday, May 30th. A new promo video also previews the show's "killer" cast of characters.

From MTV: “MTV and Dimension TV’s second season of “Scream” picks 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 ar​ound 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.

“Scream” stars Willa Fitzgerald (Emma), Sean Grandillo (Eli), Austin Highsmith (Karen), John Karna (Noah), Kiana Ledé (Zoe), Karina Logue (Tina), Tom Maden (Jake), Tracy Middendorf (Maggie), Anthony Ruivivar (Sheriff Acosta), Santiago Segura (Gustavo), Amadeus Serafini (Kieran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Audrey), and Carlson Young (Brooke).

Michael Gans and Richard Register (“Make It Or Break It,” “SG” and “Celebrity Death Match.”) serve as EP’s and Showrunners along with EP’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein under the Dimension TV production umbrella.  Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.  Matthew Signer & Keith Levine are producers.

MEET THE “SCREAM” CAST (new cast members are highlighted in red):

Sean Grandillo as “Eli”

Eli is Kieran’s (Amadeus Serafini) cousin. He presents as squeaky clean image, but may have ulterior motives.

Willa Fitzgerald as “Emma Duval”

The Good Girl. Emma is the peacemaker of her popular group.  This might be due, at least in part, to Emma’s father walking out on her and her mother years ago.  It’s been a rough road back to normalcy, but Emma is resilient and always tries to look for the good in people — something the killer takes advantage of.

Austin Highsmith as “Karen Lang”

A young, idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students.

John Karna as “Noah Foster”

Noah Foster is a prodigy, a boy genius who worships at the altar of all things nerd.  When he’s not working his after school job at the local comic shop, or hacking the servers at CERN just for shits and giggles, he’s obsessing over video games, anime, and above all else, horror movies.  But he doesn’t stop there, Noah has been fascinated with true-crime documentaries and serial killer lore ever since he was a kid, giving him insight and perspective on the events happening in Lakewood… maybe even a little too much?​

Kiana Ledé as “Zoe” 

Zoe is a fellow high school student and a driven overachiever who harbors a secret.

Karina Logue as “Tina Hudson”

Tina’s proper and polite, but with a grifter’s sense of self-reliance.

Tracy Middendorf as “Maggie Duval”

Maggie is Emma’s mother and Lakewood’s medical examiner.  She’s worked hard to develop a close relationship with her daughter, but it hasn’t been easy since Emma’s father, Kevin Duval left them years ago. Though she’s happy to have found love with Sheriff Clark Hudson, Maggie hesitates to tell Emma, especially when a mysterious stalker from her past returns.

Anthony Ruivivar as “Sheriff Michael Acost”

An outspoken, competent and experienced cop, Sherrif Acosta returns to Lakewood, where he grew up.  He is a devoted, if sometimes strict, family man who’s very protective of his son, Gustavo.

Santiago Segura  as “Gustavo Acosta”

A high school student, Gustavo is dark and brooding. An outsider, observing from the sidelines, he’s a skilled artist who’s deeply into horror, serial killers and comic books.

Amadeus Serafini as “Kieran Wilcox”

Kieran is the mysterious charismatic loner.  He’s the new guy in town, but he has no interest in joining the popular group, despite the fact that he and Emma have an instant chemistry.

Bex Taylor-Klaus as “Audrey Jensen”

Audrey is strong-minded and fearless, but sometimes her brash attitude gets her into trouble. She’s a social outsider at GWHS, a creative outcast who’s doing her best to be herself while pursuing her dream of being a filmmaker. She’s also figuring out her sexuality, which leads to a romantic tryst with another girl… and a cyber-bullying incident that kicks the whole story off.

Carlson Young as “Brooke Maddox”

Brooke Maddox is Nina’s second-in-command and heir apparent to her pink Prada throne. Always ready with biting commentary, Brooke appears to be a stereotypical mean-girl, but unlike Nina, Brooke is fiercely loyal to her friends… and for good reason. They’re effectively the only family she’s got.  Her father, Quinn Maddox is Lakewood’s mayor and classic emotional black hole, while her jet-setting mom is perennially MIA.”

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