The last time that we heard anything about MTV's SCREAM television series there were rumors of putting a supernatural twist on Ghostface. This new adaptation of Wes Craven’s classic has been something that fans seem torn about. Many would love to see what would be in store for a weekly SCREAM show and others are totally against the idea of altogether. MTV’s main audience consists of shows like TEEN WOLF so we kind of know what type of material the network dishes out. Now it is looking like MTV finally have some direction as to where it is all going.
We have learned from B-D that Wes Craven himself will be directing the pilot episode during the summer. The screenplay guiding him is penned by Jill Blotevogel.
The details of the show seem to have some substance with the description being:
"The “rules" of slasher movies is at the center of this new series, as it has been for the franchise. The pilot explores a YouTube video that has gone viral and causes problems for the protagonist, Audrey, who is caught in the middle of murder and the town’s troubled past."
Here is the Casting Breakdown.
" Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. “She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey,” but at least she’s got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.
* Audrey Jesen: Haper’s former BFF is described as “the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” who’s “more arresting-looking than pretty.” This “artsy loner” dreams of being a filmmaker and shares a close bond with tech genius Noah.
* Noah Foster: Audrey’s closest confidante is “creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs.” Lucky for him, he’s got a great sense of humor (“a la John Cusack in his teen prime”) that helps him navigate the halls of his high school. What’s more, Noah possesses “an encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.”
* Margaret “Maggie” Duval: Harper’s mom, in her early to mid-40s, is the town’s medical examiner, “a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty.” Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Harper’s dad abandoned them. Oh, and she’s harboring “a dark secret from her past.”