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.
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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.
MTV has found success with smaller teen-centric thrillers like Scream and Teen Wolf, but can the millennial network go full-on epic for its The Shannara Chronicles adaptation? The first trailer for the Jon Favreau-produced fantasy world has arrived, channeling everything from Lord of the Rings to Thor and I Am Legend.
We’re a a few episodes into the first season of MTV’s Scream TV series and we’re still having a hard time believing that someone actually went out and made a Scream TV series. But they did make one and the people who count the numbers must be pleased with what they’ve seen so far. The series has been renewed for a second season.
We haven’t known exactly what to make of MTV’s take on the classic Scream franchise, first reinventing the concept, then ditching the iconic mask. The Tuesday premiere has spilled a bit of blood early however, releasing the first eight minutes of the reborn teen slasher, and wouldn’t know it, MTV’s Scream is pretty damn effective.
MTV’s forthcoming Scream TV series has taken a curious choice to reboot the iconic franchise, new mask and all, but it seems copyright issues have created a new backstory for one of the horror classic’s most enduring images. Get the story on the new Scream mask, and watch drunk teenagers murdered in a brand-new trailer!