MTV ‘Scream’ Gets Creative Change in Season 2, Dimension Unhappy With Direction
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.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Season 1 co-showrunners Jill Blotevogal and Jamie Paglia will step down, and end up replaced with collaborators Michael Gans and Richard Register. Blotevogal will remain with Scream Season 2 as a creative consult, at least.
Most intriguing of fall, sources claim that Dimension TV wasn’t happy with the creative direction of the series, even as MTV renewed it for a second season halfway through the first. Overall, the 10-episode series averaged 755,000 viewers per week, and had at least some oversight from late franchise producer Wes Craven.
It isn’t entirely clear if the series will change direction under its new showrunners (THR Also reports that Blotevogal considered reinventing the series with a more anthology-based approach), but we’ll find out more as Season 2 gears up in 2016. Was Scream in need of its creative shakeup?