MTV is taking another popular movie and turning it into a television series. I’m guessing that their success with Teen Wolf, where they stuck very close to the original movies, was the impetus for the channel’s interest in the Wes Craven film franchise Scream.
MTV has hired Jamie Travis (Faking It, another MTV show) to direct the pilot episode scripted by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (The Event, Revenge). The cast? Well, let me just show you the character/cast lineup:
Willa Fitzgerald as EMMA DUVAL - a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged her from childhood best friend Audrey.
Amy Forsyth as AUDREY JENSEN - the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, Audrey is an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.
John Karna as NOAH FOSTER - creative computer genius with a vast knowledge of pop culture and the tech world. Best friends with Audrey.
Carlson Young as BROOKE MADDOX - charismatic leader of the popular crew whose personality vacillates between bubbly sweetness and ferocious sex appeal.
Amadeus Serafini as KIERAN WILCOX - the mysterious new kid in town, Kieran’s got a dark side and a tough exterior that hints at experience beyond his years.
Ugh. UGH. These all sound TERRIBLE. Shouldn’t more than one of them have a face I don’t wish to see punched?