Amelia Rose Blaire, perhaps best known as Willa on HBO’s southern vampire series True Blood (pictured above) has joined Scream The TV Series as Piper the podcaster.
TV Line reports Blaire plays Piper Shay, the “smart, quirky host of a wildly popular podcast who comes to town to investigate the recent deaths.” Blaire joins Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor, Carlson Young and Bella Thorne, who appears in the pilot in a role similar to Drew Barrymore’s Casey Becker.
In Scream, “What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past. After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer whos out for blood.”
Scream The TV Series premieres June 30th. You can see what original director Wes Craven had to say about the mask change here and a meta promo for the expectedly meta series, below