A slasher series is bringing aboard an Academy Award nominee and Grammy winner to play a mom. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Mary J. Blige will play the mother of the lead character in season three of MTV’s “Scream.”
“Blige will play Sherry Elliot, the mother of lead character Deion Elliot (RJ Cyler), in her first acting role following her Oscar-nominated turn in ‘Mudbound,'” THR reports. “The series will feature an entirely new cast as it pivots from the ongoing continuity of its first two seasons in 2015 and 2016 to an anthology format. Season three will run as a three-night, six-episode event, down from 12 episodes for its second season.”
The season is expected to debut later this year.
“The format change also comes with a creative overhaul that includes a new showrunner in Brett Matthews (‘The Vampire Diaries’) and a new executive producing team of Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty of Flavor Unit Entertainment.” THR notes. “Matthews is also an EP, along with Wes Craven (director of the ‘Scream’ movies), Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. Maggie Malina and Dana Gotlieb-Carter are executive producers for MTV.”