We'd heard a while back that there was going to be a Scream TV series, but without the involvement of original creator Kevin Williamson. He was a big shit in the 90s when both Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer blew up the box-office, and his show, Dawson's Creek was a cultural phenomenon.
The Scream series will broadcast on MTV in the US, which means it will be fairly safe in terms of violence, but, and this is crucial, legendary director and helmer of all four films, Wes Craven will produce the show. Not only that, but the iconic opening will be recreated for the series. Without the 'Ghost Face' mask, though.
The series newbies are Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch, while the plot centres on a YouTube video and teen Audrey Jesen, who is seemingly the Sydney Prescott this time.
The original and the first sequel are superb, criminally underrated cinema. Whether or not that can be replicated for TV, specifically light TV, remains to be seen.
Craven won't direct the pilot, with young Canadian helmer Jamie Travis taking it on.