It’s been a long time coming, but MTV has finally donned its mask and raised a knife to stab out its attempt at a Scream TV series. The Kevin Williamson slasher classic may look and feel pretty different by its first MTV trailers, but will we all Scream for the new series premiere this summer?
Unsurprising as it was to see MTV joining the movie-TV reboot trend with an adaptation of iconic teen horror thriller ‘Scream,’ we have to admit a bit of pause with the notion of MTV’s rendition ditching the iconic “Ghostface” mask. Now, producers have gone on record to confirm that while “Ghostface” is no more, in its place will be a “darker” take on the classic look, potentially one made of human skin.
We don't know exactly what MTV's take on the 'Scream' franchise will look like, given recent rumors that suggested the iconic "Ghost Face" killer would have no part in the Kevin Williamson-adapted horror reboot, but the network will at least give us the chance to learn the rules all over again. The 'Scream' TV series has officially been granted the green light with a full season for October 2015.
TV rebooting stagnant film franchises has become a fact of life these days, though it seems one of the more developed adaptations may eschew its most iconic aspect. MTV's forthcoming 'Scream' TV series pilot has been said to tell an all-new story independent of the four-film franchise, but might the teen horror adaptation ignore the "Ghostface" mask that has become synonymous with the series?
The underwhelming performance of 'Scream 4' has us admittedly curious to see MTV reinventing the Kevin Williamson horror franchise as a TV series, but will a starless 'Scream' bring the same satire? Find out for yourself, as the official cast list and pilot director for MTV's 'Scream' TV series is a veritable who's who of people you've never heard of!
It's been a good while since we've heard anything from the front of MTV's proposed 'Scream' TV series, which had since lost writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin with no word of involvement from either Wes Craven or Kevin Williamson, but we at least have a cast to start. Find out the major characters we'll hear 'Scream' if and when MTV decides to take the pilot to series!
In 1996, a horror movie was released that reinvigorated the genre by flipping it on its head. Wes Craven's 'Scream' starred Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, a young woman tormented by a psycho killer in a ghost-face mask that would instantly become iconic. The film took a meta approach to tired old horror tropes, directly calling them out and utilizing them in inventive ways. 'Scream' spawned three sequels (and will soon be a series on MTV), making it one of the most beloved horror franchises. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
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It's been a few months since we've heard anything about MTV's forthcoming 'Scream' TV series pilot, which last we heard horror master Wes Craven was in negotiations to direct. Now, MTV has officially announced that the Kevin Williamson-free adaptation of the classic meta horror tale has finally found its writers, and may soon begin pre-production toward its debut next year.