MTV have outlined plot and character details for their upcoming TV adaptation of the highly successful Scream franchise. The film series grossed over $600 million in the US, with the fourth addition being released in 2011 after an eleven year absence. Though speculations suggest interest is still there from cast and crew to produce a fifth season, a TV series is nailed on to air in 2015, albeit an official date is yet to be detailed.
The series will start with a one-hour pilot, and will feature a plethora of stereotypical horror characters. The pilot will be written by Jill Blotevogel of Ravenswood fame, and TVLine were able to find out more about the particular details of the first episode. The show begins with a viral YouTube video which destroys the life for teenager Aubrey and serves as the “catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”
Reports suggest that the TV series’ plot will be completely separate to the film series, but actual details seem to be few and far between. Here are the exact words from MTV on the cast of the series,
Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been anointed 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.”
The Scream TV show pilot will air sometime in 2015, and more details should follow in the near future. There is yet to be any word on whether Wes Craven, director for the full film series, or Kevin Williamson, writer of the first, second and fourth Scream films, will have any involvement in the TV adaptation.