The “Scream” franchise returned with a vengeance in 2011 when “Scream 4” hit theaters over a decade after the third installment was released. Though it didn’t have the box office success of the original film, “Scream 4” proved that there was still an audience interested in the fictional small town of Woodsboro.
As TVLine was first to report, MTV is now developing a television series based on the films. The network has seen some success with its scripted drama “Teen Wolf,” and a “Scream” series could serve as a natural companion to the teen-driven scare fare.
The project will be produced by former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, and they’re currently looking for a writer to helm the pilot.
This weekend, Kevin Williamson — the series creator — shared that he was uncertain about the future of the “Scream” franchise, which is owned by The Weinstein Co. Williamson is busy with his new FOX series “The Following” and his continued work on The CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” and has not been involved in the project’s development.
It’s unknown whether Wes Craven, who directed all four installments, will have input in the MTV series.