It seems that now you can’t have a movie without someone trying to turn it into a television series as well, first off it was Fargo and it now it looks like Scream is getting the same treatment.
After 4 movies, MTV have gotten their hands on the franchise and are going to turn it into a series.
The folks over at Bloody Disgusting have stated that it looks promising that Wes Craven, the director of the original films, will also direct the hour long pilot episode for the show. So at least that is one less thing to worry about.
Much like the films, the plot of the television will focus on the rules of a slasher film. These were pretty clear in the franchise so it will be interesting to see how this concept works on the small screen. Also 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.”
TV Line has some more details about some of the upcoming characters:
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.”
Noah seems a lot like the character of Randy, played by Jamie Kennedy, from Scream 2 and the idea of a “bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” is not a sentence I ever thought I’d hear attached to the Scream franchise.
I am a huge fan of the first two Scream movies and depending on my mood I am always willing to give the third a shot, you can’t beat a Jay and Silent Bob cameo, however I wasn’t impressed with the fourth film. I am not holding my breathe for this television show, but seeing as how Craven is attached to the pilot episode it may actually be OK. We will just have to wait and see.