MTV is looking to expand its scripted slate with a pilot order for “Eye Candy.”
The drama project is based on the R.L. Stine novel of the same name. “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke will executive produce and direct the pilot written by Emmy Grinwis.
“Eye Candy” follows tech genius Lindy whose roommate has convinced her to start online dating. But, Lindy begins to suspect that something isn’t right with one of her suitors. Suspecting him of being a deadly cyber stalker, Lindy teams with friends and cyber-police to find that there’s a potential serial killer on the loose in Manhattan. Even worse, he fits the description of one of Lindy’s online dates. She’ll partner with the online hackers to bring him and other deadly criminals to justice.
Produced by Blumhouse Productions, Hardwicke and Grinwis will executive produce alongside Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister,” “The Purge”), Yvonne Bernard and Beth Elise Hawk.
In addition, the cable network has ordered the family drama pilot, “Finding Carter.” It comes from Fox’s “Bones” story editor Emily Silver and Terri Minsky. The coming of age drama follows Carter who discovers the mom she always knew actually kidnapped her as a toddler. She then must move back to her real family complete with the awkward experiences that comes along with the huge life changes.
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MTV has had a so-so time of trying to build its scripted slate. It found hits with “Awkward” and “Teen Wolf,” but it floundered with its reboot of UK’s “Skins,” “Underemployed,” “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” and “The Inbetweeners.”