Scream TV Series Heading to MTV?

Consider yourself a fan of the horror franchise Scream or at least a fan of the original?  Then this news will either excite or dismay you, MTV executives are working on bringing Ghostface to your screen on a weekly basis.  This is an interesting development for many reasons both potentially positive and negative.  I personally am a huge fan of the franchise but I am torn about if I should be excited or be concerned.

I will start with the positives.  It would be cool to see a season long development of who is Ghostface as appose to an hour and a half long movie.  And to be honest that is where my excitement ends because there are a lot of question marks about who would be involved.  There are three essential names in all of the Scream films, Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson, and Neve Campbell.  Not knowing much about any of these individuals I would guess Craven and Campbell will not be among the credits.  Williamson I am still uncertain about because writers can be very versatile.

The negatives are pretty obvious.  All revolving around the fact that the show will be on MTV!  The channel’s programs revolve around their reality television like Jersey Shore which audiences love or love to hate.  Last night also debuted there TV take on Teen Wolf which is receiving mixed reviews.  But to me I think it all comes down to if Kevin Williamson is involved with the creative development of the show.    He knows the flow of the series and he said in interviews leading up to the release of Scream 4 that he had plans for sequels should the fourth film perform in the box office, which it sadly did not.  So if they could transcend Williamson’s ideas for each sequel into a season think could have great potential.

But I am always interested in other people’s thoughts on the subject so feel free to comment!

Consulted Source:

Anderton, Ethan.  “MTV Turning SCREAM Franchise into a TV Servies.” Date Posted:  June 4, 2012.

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  1. #1 by robotvampireproductions on July 4, 2012 - 11:54 PM

    Kevin Williamson has pretty much worked only in television for the last few years. After creating Dawson’s Creek he went on Vampire Diaries and only occasionally works in film now. Even Scream 4 wasn’t completely his baby. Unfortunately Sheen Kruger did several rewrites on the script. He was the hack responsible for Transformers 2 and 3, Reindeer Games, and Scream 3. I wouldn’t be surprised if he signed on for the show. Craven and Campbell are most likely a go for this, same with Cox and Arquette. My guess is they’ll go the Teen Wolf route and reboot/reimagine the whole thing and start from scratch.

    It really is a shame that since the Weinsteins left Miramax they’ve been hurting so badly that they’re doing anything to capitalize on established properties. They even talked about making another Clerks tv series. They rushed another Hellraiser into production just so they wouldn’t lose the rights to Clove Barker who wanted to do a remake. And MTV is trying hard to reinvent itself by doing more scripted series. After The Hard Times Of R.J. Berger failed and Teen Wolf hit they decided to get into adapting rather than creating original work. I just hope to God it doesn’t happen. I can only imagine what the creative people involved in the Scream movies are feeling about this right now.

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