It was the 90s slasher film that resurrected the genre and now it seems Scream is returning to our screens. No, its not in the form of a fifth movie, though that might come eventually - instead it's a one hour television pilot made by MTV based on the popular franchise. Now the plot and character details for the pilot have been revealed, so let’s take a closer look at Scream on the small screen.

Wes Craven seems to be on board for the Scream TV series Wes Craven seems to be on board for the Scream TV series

Talk of a small screen Scream began in 2012, but it wasn’t until MTV ordered a pilot that the show got its green light. On board is Scream film director Wes Craven and writing will be Jill Blotevogel who’s worked on Ravenswood, Harper’s Island and Eureka. The series doesn't appear to follow on from the actual movies, who had their last cinematic outing in 2011 with Scream 4. The fourth film which saw Sidney Prescott making her return to Woodsboro, didn't do too well at the box office, having the second lowest opening of any of the Scream movies. It also didn't fare too well with the critics either, who found it all a bit dated. This new Scream will bring in a fresh cast of characters and tell its own version of the mask killer’s tale. There’s also been talk that the killer might be an actual ghost, after Harvey Weinstein commented that the show represented a new beginning for the franchise, which might take a supernatural direction.

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