If you thought that TV shows were the only way to escape to the 90’s nostalgia sweeping across popular culture, you sadly thought wrong. MTV has just ordered a TV reboot of the tongue-in-cheek 90’s horror franchise Scream. The series, which is set to air in October 2015, will have a ten-episode run.
The principal cast includes Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor Klaus as Aubrey, John Karna as Noah Foster, Connor Weil as Will, Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox, Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox, Tracy Middendorf as Maggie and Joel Gretsh as Sheriff Clark Hudson.
The original Scream told the story of a group of high school students who become victims of a masked murderer.
There is no word yet on whether or not any of the original cast members from Scream, or its 3 sequels, will cameo in the series. Wes Craven, director of all four films in the franchise, is acting as an executive producer on the reboot alongside Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.
The pilot episode, which was written by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, Revenge), was directed by Jamie Travis (Faking it) with showrunner Jill Blotevogel executive producing.
The reboot was announced on MTV’s twitter account, which showed fans a single phone number. When rung, fans were able to hear a voice announcing the show’s premiere date, but not before asking, “Do you like scary TV?”
Sadly, fans of Ghostface will be disappointed by the news that the iconic character is not going to be involved in the first season of the show. R.J Torber, who currently owns the rights to the character, wrote on Ghostface.co.UK that the character is not involved in the current project, though he didn’t rule out any future involvement.
The series will join MTV’s current line-up of scripted shows, including Teen Wolf, Awkward, Faking It and HappyLand.