MTV’s ‘Scream’ TV Series Plot Details & Character Descriptions

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The popularity of horror films can be traced back to the golden age of cinema when monsters like Frankenstein, The Wolfman and The Mummy ruled the big screen, but in recent years, a different sort of monster has taken over television. Ever since Dexter premiered on Showtime in 2006, all the networks have been on a persistent quest to recreate that character drama’s success.

Now, some eight years later, a number of TV shows prominently feature serial killers, including The Following, Bates Motel and Hannibal. Meanwhile, NBC just greenlit to series a Charles Manson drama with David Duchovny and CBS has a Kevin Williamson serial killer pilot in contention for next season. Not to be outdone, MTV picked up two serial killer pilots of its own last year: cyber stalker drama Eye Candy and Scream, based on the popular Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson film franchise.

The last news we heard about Scream on the small scream indicated that the show might delve into the supernatural. Now, TVLine has got a hold of character descriptions from the script. Just like in the original films, the main characters in the series are teenagers. Check out the decriptions below:

  • Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed 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.”

Written by Jill Blotevogel (Ravenswood, Harper’s Island, Eureka), the pilot starts with a YouTube video going viral, which soon leads to problems for teenager Audrey and seemingly serves as the “catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.” BloodyDisgusting reports that Wes Craven, who helmed all four of the Scream films, will direct the pilot this summer.

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From these plot and character descriptions, there’s no indication that the new series will have any direct correlation to earlier events in the franchise, yet it’s almost guaranteed there will at least be references to the four films as nods to fans.

For one, it’s quite possible that the town these characters live in with the “troubled past” is the fictional Woodsboro from the original series. It’s also possible the YouTube video that goes viral is tied to a past murder from the films, maybe even footage that Emma Roberts’ character Jill shot during Scream 4. We’ll just have to wait until more details or a script are leaked to know for sure.

Do these character descriptions give you hope for a new entry in the Scream franchise, especially now that Wes Craven may also be involved?

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Scream is expected to air in 2015 on MTV.

Source: TVLine, BloodyDisgusting

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  1. Not sure if you are a new writer to screen rant but very nice write up

    • Thank you!

  2. Hmmm…seems interesting. Just one question. Will this be a full-on reboot or connected to the original series.

  3. Wow this is still in the making? Thought it be out by now….

  4. Seems interesting and is being written by a not too bad writer. I absolutely love this franchise, though use to hate it when I was a kid (too scary lol), so I’m looking forward to this and am hoping it turns out well.

  5. I like Teen Wolf so I’ll give it a chance.

  6. MTV needs more dramas on their channel. I really only like Teen Wolf. I could never get into ‘Awkward,’ and ‘RJ Berger’ got cancelled after 2 seasons.

  7. it’s just gonna end up being some Pretty Little Liars type show. I mean, the writer wrote Ravenswood (the spinoff of PLL, that got cancelled).

  8. Just make Scream 5 already.

  9. I’d watch it.

  10. You know what MTV needs more of? MUSIC VIDEOS!

  11. Not entirely sure how a slasher TV show will work. Is he seriously going to be hunting these people down for months or years on end? Or is the pilot going to be everyone dying and the rest of the show is going to be Survivor-Girl grieving? It doesn’t seem like something you can stretch out that much.

  12. The biggest red flag in this news IMO is Wes Craven directing.
    It pains me to say it because A Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequels were and still are the horror films I hold the most dear to my heart and are the reasons I am a horror buff and I love-like 3 out of the 4 Scream movies but a good portion (not all) of the rest of his filmography is pretty terrible.

    I realize he may just be directing the pilot and then moving on but it’s still a pretty important role. If he sets the wrong tone, makes a few bad choices MTV could not like it and then the whole thing goes back into development hell.

  13. Sorry fellas, you missed april fool’s by one day. Take this down.

  14. I hope those character descriptions are a joke.

    Yikes.

  15. Definitely watching. So excited!

  16. Well, Im excited to hear that the writer also wrote harpers island. MTV does need more music videos, that’s basically what the channel originally was.

  17. Can’t wait to see it.

  18. It’s seems like it would be kind of a good show but I always was a fan of the scream movies and I like ghostface as a killer.I think it would be more interesting if he was a killer on this show instead of supernatural forces, I’m not sure how the supernatural thing is going to play out but I will look at the show to see.

  19. i was looking forward to this till i saw harper’s island . ugh, that show was bad.

  20. This story just made me throw up in my mouth a little. Someone at MTV, perhaps everyone, just needs to drop over dead. What does the “M” stand for again? I forget.

  21. This is going to be another pretty little liars. But istead of A there’s going to be a Ghostface. But anyway I’m going to see it. I love scream!

  22. I am a huge scream fanatic. I practically know all the words. Please dont add supernatural items to the series. I look forward to watching these tv shows without supernatural.

  23. Wow maybe they will make the rules of a tv show. Something like they did with movies. Like hey guys this is the first episode it should happen x, this is episode 2 a new twist ending will ocurre and stuff like this. I really look farward for this series.