The Alpha is coming to Scream. A day after Tyler Posey completed his six-year stint at MTV's Teen Wolf, the actor has been confirmed to appear as a series regular in the network's (rebooted) Scream #TV Series.
The #TeenWolf star has received a lot of love for his role in the werewolf supernatural-romance show, so it makes sense for him to join Scream Season 3.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Posey will play the series regular role of high school dropout Shane:
"The character is described as a drug dealer and party promoter who is always hustling in order to make money. But beneath that exterior, there's more to Shane than anyone realizes."
Most of the cast of the upcoming show has been confirmed, including several up-and-coming actors as well as big names like Keke Palmer and Tyga. And while the show has yet to air — or even shoot — the franchise has been receiving a lot of love for its focus on diversity. (Posey is of Mexican descent.) The show is set to air in March 2018.
Tyler Posey is no stranger to #horror, having previously appeared in a small role in Scary Movie 5. He also starred in a particularly gruesome promo for Scream back when the show began in 2015.
The Wes Craven-produced show started out in 2015 and went on to air for two seasons on #MTV. Sadly, they were met with mixed critical response and modest viewership. Now, the team behind Scream intend to shake that up, with Buffy's Brett Matthews serving as the showrunner, and Queen Latifah jumping on board the executive produce the third season.
The third season will revolve around Deion Elliot (RJ Cyler), whose future sports career is put in jeopardy by the arrival of a masked killer. The series, unlike the previous two seasons, will be an anthology, which means that #TylerPosey most likely won't be returning next year to the show. Still, his arrival will certainly help Scream earn more people tune in to MTV particularly those who have been fans of his previous MTV horror show, Teen Wolf.
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(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)