Scream to debut on MTV

Scream to debut on MTV

Starring Bella Thorne, the series is one of many 90s remakes.

By Reuters

Published: Tue 14 Apr 2015, 8:36 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:29 PM

Are you ready to scream -- again? MTV’s television adaptation of the horror movie franchise, Scream, is set to premiere on June 30, and the first official trailer is here. Bella Thorne, who plays Nina Patterson in the Scream series, announced the premiere date and introduced the first look preview at the MTV Movie Awards.

Scream the series will follow the aftermath of a cyber-bullying incident that results in a shocking murder. The brutal event brings back memories of a past killing spree that has haunted some, possibly inspires a new killer and brings together a new group of teens. Scream also stars Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Torment, Reign), John Karna (Premature, The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele, The Kroll Show) and Amadeus Serafini. Jamie Travis (MTV’s Faking It) directed the pilot, and Jill Blotevogel (Harper’s Island, Ravenswood) will exec produce. Wes Craven, who directed the original flicks, will also serve as an exec producer.

The original 1996 feature featured Neve Campell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard and Drew Barrymore. The TV project is one of many 90s remakes to hit the small screen, among the recent wave of TV revivals. The X-Files is returning for six episodes with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as is Craig T. Nelson’s Coach on NBC, Twin Peaks on Showtime and reportedly Full House, which is rumoured to take off on Netflix.

Cult favourite flick Wet Hot American Summer is also heading to Netflix, as a rebooted TV series, as is 1998 comedy film Rush Hour, which was given a pilot order at CBS, and NBC’s Problem Child pilot, which is based off the 1990 feature. Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, a sequel of Boy Meets World, returns with its second season on May 11.

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