MTV has greenlit its “Scream” adaptation for a 10-episode first season set to premiere in 2015, the network alerted press via Twitter.
Jill Blotevogel (“Harper’s Island,” “Ravenswood”) serves as an executive producer. She revised the original script, which was written by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (“Criminal Minds,” “The Event,” and “Revenge”).
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Young stars Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Serafini starred on the pilot, which marks the first foray into television for Kevin Williamson‘s horror franchise. Jamie Travis (“For a Good Time Call” and MTV’s “Faking It”) directed the pilot.
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.
Matthew Signer and Keith Levine will serve as producers.
The “Scream” franchise kicked off in 1996 with the first film directed by Wes 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.
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