Do you like TV spin-offs of scary movies? Well, you’re in luck. Details for the forthcoming MTV pilot of the Scream TV series has been released, including character biographies and a gist of what to expect from the plot.
The Scream slasher franchise, which totalled up four instalments since its original 1999 film, is centred around different killers who all take on the persona of Ghostface: a sinister Halloween costume famous for its black and white mask.
Known for subverting the horror genre, the TV series will apparently again focus around the ‘rules’ of slasher movies, and will start off with a pilot where a YouTube video has gone viral and caused problems for the protagonist, Audrey, who is caught in the middle of murder and the town’s troubled past.
Wes Craven, who directed the original films, is also set to return to directorial duties for the pilot, reports Bloody Disgusting.
MTV is casting the series’ characters now and, according to a casting call acquired by TVLine, is looking for such victims as “the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” and “a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty.” The full list is below.
“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.”
“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.”
“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 humour (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 harbouring a dark secret from her past.”
Scream is set to air in 2015.