MTV has given a full series order to its TV adaptation of Scream, the 1996 slasher film and subsequent box office-busting horror franchise. The show will premiere in October 2015 with 10 episodes.
The co-production with Dimension TV was first announced in May 2013, including a pilot order with Ravenswood writer Jill Blotevogel running the show and Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds) penning the script. The series found its cast and director (Jamie Travis) in August. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce alongside Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.
The high school-set series will follow a slew of not-yet-slain students: shy popular girl Emma (Willa Fitzgerald), artsy loner Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus), computer geek Noah (John Karna), all-American athlete Will (Connor Weil), ferocious socialite Brooke (Carlson Young), and mysterious new kid Kieran (Amadeus Serafini). The show also stars Joel Gretsch as Sheriff Clark Hudson (Kieran's father) and Tracy Middendorf as Maggie.