Scream Season 2 will be released in the UK exclusively on Netflix.
The horror spin-off from the big screen franchise was snapped up by the streaming giant last night just in time for Halloween, after no other broadcaster had staked their claim on the show. Netflix will retain the rights for the second run, distributing the series as a “Netflix original” in the UK and Ireland, in a similar agreement to its recent acquisition of Orphan Black Season 4.
Michael Gans and Richard Register are showrunners on he second season, replacing Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia, who were showrunners for the first season. Blotevogel has remained on board as a consultant for the programme.
We described the show as “enjoyably familiar but surprisingly new” in our review.
“As our bit players survive for longer and longer, throwing up red herrings, defending their suspected loved ones or fighting to stay alive, we move further and further away from the formulaic territory we’ve grown to expect: the set pieces become laced with a surprising element of unknown. If this character is normally dead by this point in the narrative, does that mean they’re going to make it to end? Or does it mean they’re next? The show’s aim throughout is to make you forget it’s a horror story – and then let that fact creep up on you every episode. You might not scream, but for undemanding thrills, this TV series gets you every time.”
Season 2 picks up events three months after the events of the freshman season. It follows the kids of George Washington High School as they try and get to the bottom of the identity of the Killer’s partner, with Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) returning to Lakewood after several months at a retreat.
Season 2 will premiere in the UK on 31st May, with episodes arriving every Tuesday, within 24 hours of their US debut.
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Season 1 of Scream the TV series is available to watch online on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.