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“Scream” the TV Series

“Scream,” the Wes Craven slasher that kickstarted the mid/late 90s resurgence of teen slashers could be coming to a TV Screen near you. Website Bloody Disgusting got their hands on some plot details of the Wes Craven helmed pilot for MTV. The script will be penned by Jill Blotevogel, and not the original writer of the films, Kevin Williamson, who seems to have left FOX’s “The Following” to pursue another television project.

There seems to be a trend for Violent horror/thriller shows, with Bates Motel, The Following, and of course, Hannibal being great examples. The teen based horror angle might work well on a channel like MTV.

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TV Line has acquired the character 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.”

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  1. No no no no. While I do not discount the possibility of translating film to television, as Hannibal is one of the most visually mesmerizing shows currently on, and Fargo looks poised to be way better than it has any right to, with this one I just can’t.

    Scream is a series of ever diminishing returns. I am not a huge horror guy, and maybe that is why I love Scream so much. Scream 2 is fine, Scream 3 is utterly forgettable, and the less said about Scream 4, minus a surprisingly charming turn from Hayden Panettiere, the better.

    I could be proven wrong, although MTV is a close third to ABC Family and the CW of places this property should not reside.

    Also, The Following is a mess. A complete mess. Although it boasts the most consistently attractive group of serial killers.

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