‘Scream’ Season 3 Adds Keke Palmer and RJ Cyler

Keke Palmer Joins Scream
Keke Palmer poses in the ‘Scream Queens’ press room at Comic Con 2016 (Photo by Richard Chavez © Showbiz Junkies)

Scream Queens star Keke Palmer has joined the cast of MTV’s Scream season three. The network also announced RJ Cyler (Power Rangers), Jessica Sula (Split), Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why), and Giullian Yao Gioiello (The Carrie Diaries) have signed on to the horror series’ third season. They’ll be joining previously announced cast members Tyga (aka Michael Ray Stevenson) and CJ Wallace when the new season begins production next week in Atlanta.

Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural) is the season three showrunner and will executive produce with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Yaneley Arty, Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.

In addition to announcing the new Scream cast members, MTV released the following details on the characters each will be playing:

Keke Palmer will portray Kym, a rebel with a thousand causes, who is a bold and beautiful social activist with a big heart and zero patience for suffering fools. When Kym and her friends find themselves hunted by a killer, she works to flip the script and survive at any cost.

RJ Cyler will portray Deion. A star running back for the high school football team, Deion hopes to secure a college football scholarship that will take him far away from Atlanta, a plan that seems destined to fail when he becomes the target of a masked killer with ties to his past. Someone knows Deion’s darkest secret… and they’ll use it to destroy him.

Jessica Sula will portray Liv, the new girl at school. As a member of the cheer squad and a honor roll student, she seems to have a good head on her shoulders and an ideal life. But as she and Deion grow closer, amidst the murder and mayhem, it soon becomes clear that she has just as many secrets as everyone else.

Giorgia Whigham will portray Beth. Caustic and darkly funny, Beth is the resident Goth girl and a local tattoo artist. As an unapologetic fan of horror films, Beth is outspoken about her encyclopedic knowledge of movie murder… which is sure to come in handy with a killer on the loose.

Giullian Yao Gioiello portrays Manny who is openly gay and loyal to a fault. Usually the smartest person in the room, he’s destined to achieve great things. But his wits are put to the test when he suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of a killer… which makes his simple goal of surviving high school and moving on with his life seem impossible.