MTV has ordered a ten part TV series based (loosely) on Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s Scream franchise.
The show is being produced by DiGa Vision which also makes the channel’s hit Teen Wolf adaptation and is majority owned by UK broadcaster ITV.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein will act as executive producers alongside Craven.
Although taking the Scream name, the show features a different cast of characters to those seen in the films.
Cast members include Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor Klaus as Audrey, John Karna as Noah Foster, Connor Weil as Will, Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox, Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox, Tracey Middendorf as Maggie and Joel Gretsch as Sheriff Clark Hudson.
Also missing is Ghostface, the films’ iconic slasher.
The global rights to Ghostface are owned Fun World which, according to a post on its site, has not yet been approached by the show’s producers to use the character.
There’s no word yet on a UK home for the series, which debuts in the US next October.
However, MTV’s parent company now owns UK broadcaster Channel 5, making the network a strong contender to premier it to British audiences.