In recent years, MTV has been bolstering its original scripted dramas and comedies to include shows about various aspects of life in high school, like Awkward, Faking It, and Finding Carter. Additionally, the network features genre content like the recently-cancelled thriller Eye Candy and the horror series Teen Wolf, an updated twist on the 1980s Michael J. Fox comedy. Soon, a TV adaptation of Scream will also be joining the ranks of reality shows and serialized dramas for which MTV is now known.
The first trailer for the Scream TV show offered viewers a hint at some meta humor from the series (which was integral to the original film) as well as some lackluster acting. Now, a new promo for Scream doesn't reveal much from the upcoming series, but does show the cast attending a killer party with their fellow MTV stars.
The new promo (above) is aptly titled "Killer Party" and features stars from other MTV series having suffered various methods of brutal murder set to the tune of Rilo Kiley's "It Just Is." Ashley Rickards of Awkward, Rita Volk of Faking It, and Tyler Posey of Teen Wolf all appear with costars as well as network-mates from Finding Carter, Ridiculousness, and The Challenge.
Most of the cast of Scream arrive at the party post-bloodbath, including Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow), Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House), Carlson Young (True Blood), John Karna (Modern Family), Connor Weil (The Jadagrace Show), and newcomer Amadeus Serafini. Scream also features Bella Thorne (The DUFF) as a character similar to Drew Barrymore's from the 1990s film.
Although the new promo doesn’t offer a new look at the upcoming Scream television series, the teaser does confirm two things: MTV isn’t shying away from blood in the slasher flick-turned-serialized drama, and the network is trying to draw in viewers from its other, more established, series.
While this likely indicates MTV isn’t attempting to appease fans of the original film (who, for the most part, are largely older than the majority of the network’s viewers), it does seem to show that Scream will fit in among the network’s other programming.
So, for those that find the majority of MTV’s schedule unappealing - or weren’t interested by the first trailer - it might be better to skip this update/retelling of the 90s horror film. But, for fans of Teen Wolf, Awkward, Faking It, or Finding Carter, Scream will certainly be worth a shot.
Scream premieres Tuesday June 30th on MTV.