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MTV Developing a 'Scream' TV Series

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire June 4, 2012 at 1:59PM

Do you like scary movies? How about scary teen TV dramas? According to TVLine, MTV's developing a weekly series based on Wes Craven's self-aware "Scream" horror franchise:
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Drew Barrymore in the 1996 'Scream'
Dimension Drew Barrymore in the 1996 'Scream'

Do you like scary movies? How about scary teen TV dramas? According to TVLine, MTV's developing a weekly series based on Wes Craven's self-aware "Scream" horror franchise:

Former MTV execs Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, who are shepherding the project under their DiGa production shingle, are on the hunt for a writer to pen the pilot. It’s unclear what role, if any, Scream auteurs Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven will have in the potential series.

MTV's turned "Teen Wolf" (the second season of which premiered last night) into a successful scripted show, so a "Scream" series isn't that far-fetched, though how you can sustain an episodic property while presumably regularly killing off characters could prove a challenge.

The first "Scream" film came out in 1996. "Scream 4," which was released last year (with Craven once again serving as director), didn't fare as well at the box office as its predecessors.

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