The Scream franchise grew increasingly meta with each subsequent sequel, but will the same prove true of MTV’s teen adaptation? The first Season 2 trailer isn’t discounting the horror movie rules just yet, as there’s a new killer on the loose, and everyone’s as much a suspect as they are meat for the grinder.
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It’s been some time since the first season of MTV’s long-brewing Shannara Chronicles series wrapped up its first fantastical season, and given the hefty production involved, renewal took time. Still, the highly-acclaimed fantasy series has officially confirmed its Season 2 order, delving further into the Terry Brooks world.
Fans of MTV’s Scream adaptation got some good news this past weekend in the form of an early Season 2 premiere, and now first footage should make the wait even less arduous. A killer was caught, but everyone’s under suspicion in the first Scream Season 2 trailer.
Although the 2016 MTV Movie Awards won’t air until tonight, the awards actually took place on Saturday night, April 9, and we have the full list of nominees and winners — you know, just in case you’re feeling particularly antsy or won’t be around to watch the awards because you have actual plans (like watching Vinyl, or something). Unsurprisingly, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was (or is?) the big winner of this year’s awards, but Deadpool also pulled in a couple of golden popcorn trophies.
No good horror thrill is without its jump-scares, and MTV’s Scream Season 2 will honor the tradition. Just when you thought the next stab would arrive on May 31, the Season 2 premiere leaps out ahead of schedule, with a brand-new teaser to boot.
Skeptical though we may have been, MTV’s Scream reboot proved surprisingly successful in its initial run, even if Dimension opted to adjust creatively for Season 2. That said, the second season of our Wes Craven-adapted drama has a stab at its May premiere, along with the first cast and story details.
MTV will take a big swing next week with its epic adaptation of Terry Brooks’ The Shannara Chronicles, the network’s first stab at high fantasy and sci-fi. We’ve seen a few trailers to boot, but before the January 5 premiere, watch an extended sneak peek from the landmark new series.
The moment MTV announced its intent to reboot Scream as a TV series, it seemed reasonable to expect some changes in line with a new generation, and more teen focus. Now approaching its second season, Scream will have its showrunners replaced, as Dimension was reportedly unhappy with MTV’s changes to the franchise.
We’re still feeling the loss of horror icon Wes Craven, who sadly succumbed to brain cancer this past Sunday, but the revered director’s influence will continue to be felt for years to come. Not only has Syfy opted to continue on with Craven’s TV work on two new series, but so too will MTV’s Scream pay tribute to the man with its upcoming season finale.
As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.