MTV and Dimension TV today announced new roles, casting and premiere date for Season 2 of its blood red hot horror franchise, Scream the TV series. The first season of the series performed as the #1 original cable series in its time period (P12-34 L+3). New cast includes Kiana Lede (Republic Records Recording Artist), Santiago Segura (47 Meters Down), Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee), Austin Highsmith (Murder in the First), Sean Grandillo ("Spring Awakening" - Broadway Company) and Karina Logue (Ray Donovan). Michael Gans and Richard Register serve as EPs and Showrunners for the second season along with Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein as EPs under the Dimension TV umbrella. Scream will return to MTV on Tuesday, May 31st at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and the network has also revealed a new poster.
With production currently underway in New Orleans, LA, 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 around 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.Michael Gans and Richard Register (Make It or Break It) serve as EP's and Showrunners along with EP's Harvey Weinstein 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.
Scream stars and series regulars Willa Fitzgerald (Emma), John Karna (Noah), Tom Maden (Jake), Tracy Middendorf (Maggie), Amadeus Serafini (Kieran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Audrey), and Carlson Young (Brooke) will return for the second season. Two of the new cast members, Kiana Lede and Santiago Segura, will be series regulars in Scream Season 2, while the others will have recurring roles. Take a look at the details for these new characters below.
Kiana Lede's Zoe is a high school student and a driven overachiever who harbors a secret. Santiago Segura's Gustavo Acosta is also a high school student, described as dark and brooding. An outsider, observing from the sidelines, he's a skilled artist who's deeply into horror, serial killers and comic books. Anthony Ruivivar plays Sheriff Michael Acosta, 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.
Austin Highsmith plays Karen Lang young, idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students. Sean Grandillo portrays Eli, Kieran's (Amadeus Serafini) cousin. He presents a squeaky clean image, but may have ulterior motives. Karina Logue recurs as Tina Hudson, described as proper and polite, but with a grifter's sense of self-reliance. Take a look at the new poster for Scream, and stay tuned for more on the second season.