MTV’s ‘Scream’ TV Series Reveals First Casting Details
It's been a good while since we've heard anything from the front of MTV's proposed 'Scream' TV series, which had since lost writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin with no word of involvement from either Wes Craven or Kevin Williamson, but we at least have a cast to start. Find out the major characters we'll hear 'Scream' if and when MTV decides to take the pilot to series!
From what we can tell, the one-hour drama pilot for 'Scream' will be written by 'Ravenswood' writer Jill Blotevogel, and tell its own version of the ghost-faced killer tale, independent of any of the films. TVLine managed to obtain the first casting calls for the potential 'Scream' series, which begins with a viral YouTube video causing havoc for teenager Audrey and serving as the “catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”
Here are the characters we'll likely meet in the pilot episodes:
Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been anointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. “She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey,” but at least she’s got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.
Audrey Jesen: Haper’s former BFF is described as “the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” who’s “more arresting-looking than pretty.” This “artsy loner” dreams of being a filmmaker and shares a close bond with tech genius Noah.
Noah Foster: Audrey’s closest confidante is “creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs.” Lucky for him, he’s got a great sense of humor (“a la John Cusack in his teen prime”) that helps him navigate the halls of his high school. What’s more, Noah possesses “an encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.”
Margaret “Maggie” Duval: Harper’s mom, in her early to mid-40s, is the town’s medical examiner, “a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty.” Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Harper’s dad abandoned them. Oh, and she’s harboring “a dark secret from her past.”
Definitely a few analogues in there for the 'Scream' cast we remember from the films, but in the meantime, what do you think? Would you want to see MTV move forward beyond a pilot episode for a full 'Scream' series?