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This 'Mad Men' Star Is Getting Ready To 'Scream'

Bryan Batt will portray the mayor on MTV's upcoming horror series.

Bryan Batt didn't encounter any frightening scenarios during his Sterling Cooper days as Salvatore Romano on "Mad Men" -- but the same can certainly not be said for his latest endeavor.

The actor -- who is also known for his roles in "12 Years a Slave" and "Funny People" -- will be joining the cast of the highly anticipated horror series "Scream," MTV confirms. Batt is portraying the town's big shot mayor Quinn Maddox, who also happens to be the father of protagonist Brooke (Carlson Young). Quinn's description sounds simple enough, but one must remember that the show takes place in the fictional town of Lakewood, and all of its residents are in imminent danger thanks to a frightening assassin who's on the loose.

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Meanwhile, Batt expressed his excitement to The Hollywood Reporter about being a part of the program -- and expressed his wishes for Quinn.

"I hope I don't die the first season, but it is a slasher series," he admitted, with a chuckle. "Some people have already gone."

But if the politician indeed bites the dust, Batt has some requests on how he should perish.

"If I do meet my demise, I hope it's bloody, gory and memorable," he said. "I've never had the opportunity to do anything like that, so I'd be interested just for the experience of holding my entrails as they fall out." Oy ORGANS...

Be sure to stay with MTV News for more updates on "Scream," premiering on Tuesday, June 30 at 10/9c! In the meantime, check out the show's trailer (screeching is acceptable while viewing):