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MTV’s Scream season 2 will premiere in May with new cast

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“Scream” turned into an instant hit for MTV when the series debuted last summer, now the show is set to return for a second season, with an updated cast. The first season of the series performed as the #1 original cable series in its time period, and the second season is just around the corner.

MTV and Dimension TV tod​ay announced new roles, casting and premiere date for the second season of “Scream” today. The new cast includes: Kiana Ledé (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 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.

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,” “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.

The new cast includes:

Kiana Ledé (ZOE – Series Regular) – a fellow high school student, Zoe is a driven overachiever who harbors a secret. Repped by UTA and Orange Factory Music.

Santiago Segura (GUSTAVO ACOSTA – Series Regular) – 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. Repped by Greene & Associates and Primary Wave. Credits include: 47 Meters Down and “Silicon Valley.”

Anthony Ruivivar (SHERIFF MICHAEL ACOSTA – Recurring) – 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. Repped by Gersh and Silver Lining Entertainment. Credits include: “Banshee” and “American Horror Story.”

Austin Highsmith (KAREN LANG – Recurring) – A young, idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students. Repped by Global Artists and Abrams Entertainment. Credits include: “Murder in the First” and “Criminal Minds.”​

Sean Grandillo (ELI – Recurring) – Eli is Kieran’s (Amadeus Serafini) cousin. He presents as squeaky clean image, but may have ulterior motives. Repped by APA. Credits include: “Spring Awakening” – Broadway Company.

Karina Logue (TINA HUDSON – Recurring) – Tina’s proper and polite, but with a grifter’s sense of self-reliance. Repped by SMS Talent and Vincent Cirrincione Associates. Credits include: “Ray Donovan” and “Bates Motel.”

“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.

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