Mary J. Blige Joins the ‘Scream’ Limited Series Cast

Mary J Blige Joins Scream
Mary J. Blige joins the ‘Scream’ cast. (Photo Courtesy of MTV)

The cast of MTV’s re-imagined limited series Scream has added Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige. The network announced Blige’s addition and revealed she will be playing the main character’s mother in the upcoming Scream limited series.

Mary J. Blige joins the ensemble cast that includes Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Tyga (Once Upon a Time in Venice), Giorgia Whigham (Chance), Jessica Sula (Godless), RJ Cyler (I’m Dying Up Here), C.J. Wallace (Monsters and Men), and Giullian Yao Gioiello (Iron Fist).

The three-night, six hour event Scream series will air sometime later this year.

According to the network, the plot of the new Scream limited series: “Set against the vibrant backdrop of Atlanta, Scream features a brand-new cast of characters destined to fall prey to the mysterious killer known as ‘Ghostface.’ The series centers on Deion Elliot, a local star football running back, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his hard-earned plans for the future… and the lives of his unlikely group of friends. Blige plays Deion’s mother, Sherry Elliot.”

The series is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, and Yaneley Arty for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Brett Matthews (Legacies, Vampire Diaries and Supernatural) is serving as the showrunner. Matthews is also executive producing with Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, Cathy Konrad, Maggie Malina, and Dana Gotlieb-Carter. Matthew Signer and Keith Levine are producing.

A Look Back at Season 2 of Scream: The 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.