Back in April a casting call went out for MTVs Scream TV series, and with that came the plot outline for the pilot episode. You can read that below, along with descriptions for the main characters in the series.
Revealed earlier today by Up and Comers was exactly who MTV had in their sights to play the main roles, although the names revealed do not come with who they may be playing.
John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Sarafini are among the top choices to lead MTV’s series pilot based on Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson‘s Scream franchise.
A reliable source tells us that some of the casting for the scream series has been completed and that at least one of these characters — who may be played by Karna, Young and Sarafini — will not survive to see the end of the first season.
Young is said to be MTV’s top pick to play the role of Brooke Maddox, a 16-year-old who is described as “the high gloss queen bee who thinks she’s nice and the world’s just reading her wrong, capable of being bubbly and seemingly-genuine and also capable of being ferociously sexy.”
Karna and Sarafini’s role have not been revealed.
The pilot episode, set to be directed by Wes Craven, will center on a viral YouTube video that captures protagonist Audrey 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.”
Craven is expected to direct the pilot sometime this summer.