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Scream Season 3: Meet the New Killer's Diverse Pack of Potential Victims

Gather ’round, lovers of horror, because it’s time to get acquainted with the fresh crop of characters populating MTV’s Scream reboot — you know, while they’re all still alive.

Following MTV’s recent announcement of a new showrunner (The Vampire Diaries‘ Brett Matthews) and a new pack of executive producers (including Queen Latifah!), TVLine has exclusively learned of five new characters being cast in Season 3:

* First up is Dion, a Michael B. Jordan-esque football player on track to score a college scholarship — that is, until a masked killer uses Dion’s darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.

Liv is Dion’s cheerleader girlfriend, as beautiful as she is brilliant. She’s also down to lend a helping hand where needed, though her good intentions often land her in hot water.

Kym is the rebellious one of the group, always willing to say what everyone else is thinking. She’s organized and protective, two qualities that will serve her well when a killer starts targeting her friends.

Beth is a little different from her fellow seniors, sporting a goth look and a morbid collection of interests. A “walking encyclopedia of all things horror,” she’s compared to The Craft‘s Fairuza Balk.

* And then there’s Dion’s step-brother Jamal. Despite hanging out with a rough crowd, he’s got a big heart and an undying loyalty to Dion.

It should be noted that MTV is stressing diverse casting for Scream‘s third season; Dion and Jamal are both black, while actresses of diverse backgrounds will be considered for the roles of Liv and Kym.

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