• MTV's "Scream: The TV Series" is a television adaptation of the slasher film series of the same name.

MTV's "Scream: The TV Series" is a television adaptation of the slasher film series of the same name. (Photo : Twitter/MTVScream)

"Scream" Season 3 is officially in production, but the show is undergoing a complete reboot, MTV confirms. For its third season, the thriller series will feature an entirely new cast and will be helmed by new showrunner and creative team.

Brett Matthews, who has worked on The CW supernatural dramas "Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural," is the new showrunner of "Scream" Season 3.

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Deadline reported that Queen Latifah is joining as an executive producer, together with Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty of Flavor Unit Entertainment. Dimension TV's Harvey and Bob Weinstein will continue their role as EPs, as well as Tony DiSanto, Liz Gately, Marianne Maddalena, Cathy Konrad and the late Wes Craven.

In an exclusive report, TVLine revealed the following new characters for "Scream" Season 3.

Dion is described as a "Michael B. Jordan-esque player on track to score a college scholarship." Things, however, spiral down for Dion when the masked killer arrives and uses his darkest secrets against him. Dion has a step-brother named Jamal who, although hanging out with a rough crowd, is very kind and is loyal to Dion.

Liv is Dion's girlfriend, beautiful and brilliant cheerleader. She's ready to offer a helping hand to anyone who needs it, but her good intentions often put her in hot water.

The group's rebellious spirit is Kym. She's outspoken, organize and protective of her friends. Because of her qualities, she becomes an important group member when a killer runs amuck targeting her friends.

Beth is the resident goth in school, and is described as a "walking encyclopedia of all things horror."

For "Scream" Season 3, MTV is stressing on diverse casting, with its lead character Dion and his step-brother Jamal being black characters. Actresses of diverse backgrounds are also considered for the roles of Kym and Live.

"Scream" was renewed for a third season in October last year. The new season will run with six episodes, down from the previous 10 and 13-episode order of the first and second season, respectively.

"Scream" began to shift gears when Season 2 arose to see a decline in ratings. "Scream" Season 2 only drew an average of 377,000 viewers, which is half the audience that Season 1 brought in.