New MTV series based on Wes Craven film franchise kicks off with “Shake It Up” star as first victim
MTV is putting on its own version of Wes Craven‘s “Scream,” and during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the network released the first trailer for the series, which also revealed the show’s premiere date of June 30.
Jamie Travis (“For a Good Time Call” and MTV’s “Faking It”) directed the pilot, which also features Bella Thorne in a new version of the famous Drew Barrymore death scene that launched the film series.
Under the Dimension TV production umbrella, Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce. Additional executive producers include Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.
The “Scream” franchise kicked off in 1996 with the first film directed by Craven and starring Neve Campbell. The big-screen adaptations left off with “Scream 4” in 2011, with Emma Roberts leading the newest batch of teenagers getting slaughtered.
“Scream” will premiere June 30 on MTV.
Watch the trailer above.