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'Scream' TV Series Gets Greenlit, Wes Craven May Direct Pilot

Television
by Cain Rodriguez
April 26, 2013 2:50 PM
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With two small screen prequels to big films already a hit this TV season -- NBC’s “Hannibal” and A&E’s “Bates Motel” -- and small screen adaptations of “Fargo” and “Goodfellas” on the way (and possibly even a sequel series to "L.A. Confidential"), TV networks are looking at other big screen properties to exploit for easy brand name recognition. Their latest catch? A certain post-modern horror series from the nineties.

MTV officially announced a TV series based on Wes Craven’s “Scream” at their upfronts this week, a project that was first floated last summer. The network is no stranger to bringing movies to life on the small screen, they’re doing pretty well for themselves with their take on “Teen Wolf.” Confusingly, though the network has officially ordered a pilot with Craven in talks to helm, there is actually no “specific concept” or writer involved yet. So no, Kevin Williamson is not involved, but who knows.

Just to reiterate, all MTV knows is that they want a new series called “Scream” with Craven directing and not much else. Well, they’ll have plenty of time as MTV has penciled in a summer 2014 date for the show’s debut. [Deadline]

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3 Comments

  • ek | April 27, 2013 6:31 AMReply

    Id be excited for this if it wasn't for the MTV part....id even take the CW over MTV!

  • Genevieve Hayes | April 26, 2013 5:32 PMReply

    Given what a fantastic job MTV has done with "Teen Wolf", I can't wait to see what they do with "Scream".

  • Rena Moretti | April 26, 2013 3:02 PMReply

    Remakes, adaptations, re-boots, re-inventions...

    The morbid hatred of TV executives for anything that could possibly be original continues unabated in spite of its continuous failure.

    Audiences yearn for new product, but TV executives keep on repackaging the old stuff (with dismal results).

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