About a year ago MTVs Scream TV series was given the greenlight, there were rumours of Wes Craven directing the pilot episode, and it was said that if all goes well, the series would be on our screens in the summer of 2014.
It is doubtful the series will be ready this summer, but after a year of nothing, today both character and plot details have been discovered.
Bloody Disgusting got hold of the plot details for the series, and sources tell them that Craven will indeed be directing the pilot episode.
Per BD: Written by Jill Blotevogel the “rules” of slasher movies is at the center of this new series, as it has been for the franchise. The pilot explores a YouTube video that has gone viral and causes problems for the protagonist, Audrey, who is caught in the middle of murder and the town’s troubled past.
In addition to the plot details, TVLine have also released character breakdown’s for the main cast of the series.
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.”
Casting is happening as we speak, and Craven is expected to direct the pilot sometime this summer.