A couple of horror TV casting tidbits came out over the past few days, and in an effort to keep you as updated as possible on what’s ahead for your favorite shows, here’s what you need to know about “The Originals” Season 5 and “Scream” Season 3…
First, per TV Guide, jumping ahead approximately a decade, “The Originals” has cast 17-year-old Danielle Rose Russell (Pandemic, A Walk Among the Tombstones) as the now teenage Hope (the character was just 7 years of age in Season 4).
The last time we saw her on the show, Hope was settling in at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Gifted in Mystic Falls, but it’s unclear where she’ll be when Season 5 kicks off… we should know more after “The Originals” panel at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con.
Now, as for “Scream,” per THR, Tyga (aka Michael Ray Stevenson) and C.J. Wallace (the son of The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans) have signed on for the six-episode third season, which will return in March with a special three-night binge model.
After putting together a new creative team that includes the franchise’s third showrunner joining new executive producer Queen Latifah, production will move from Louisiana to Atlanta. The season features an entirely new cast, location, and premise. It revolves around Deion Elliot, a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends.
Tyga (pictured below, left) will take on the role of Jamal, Deion’s step-brother. Despite hanging out with a rough crowd, he’s got a big heart and an undying loyalty to Deion. “Scream” is Tyga’s first series regular role.
Wallace (pictured below, right) will play Amir. The character is a good kid whose strict parents expect him to keep clean during high school, stay away from girls, and ultimately find his place within the family business. Amir is a socially awkward savant who dreams of making music one day, an ambition he must stifle and keep to himself. But when events make him the unexpected target of a killer, Amir finds himself in over his head and his world view challenged. Facing death makes Amir reconsider what he wants for his life and the lengths he’s willing to go to find his identity and chase his dreams — should he survive. Wallace also makes his series regular debut with “Scream.”
Brett Matthews (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural”) serves as showrunner and exec produces alongside Queen Latifah, Shakim Conpere, and Yaneley Arty for Flavor Unit Entertainment. They join original exec producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein for Dimension TV, the late Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.
Expect an announcement of the exact premiere date soon.
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