Scream was quite the sensation, resulting in three sequels and tons of merchandise, from action figures to Halloween costumes. But are you ready for Scream… The TV series?
TV Line’s Michael Ausiello is reporting it’s now a possibility, as MTV develops a weekly series based on Scream. Former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley are the ones shepherding the project, and are looking for a writer for the pilot. No potential story details are known yet, including whether the series would involve any characters from the films or simply the idea of the Ghostfaced killer – or, hell, just a series using the title and franchise idea, a la Friday the 13th: The Series.
While Ausiello say it’s unclear what role Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven would have on the project, it’s hard not to feel the answer is likely “none” – particularly where Williamson is concerned, given the rocky way things went during his time on Scream 4, with Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, Transformers 2 and 3) doing the final drafts of the script on that film. Not to mention, Williamson is pretty busy with The Vampire Diaries and his upcoming new FOX series, The Following, these days.
Though who knows… This is Hollywood. Stranger things have happened!