Well if you think about it, this is pretty much a no-brainer. What is the one thing the “Scream” films are known for? A bunch of very pretty teenagers wallowing in their hipness, of course. A TV show about a bunch of self-aware, irreverent pretty people running from a masked killer with a knife would probably not work on any other channel but MTV.
So having said that, MTV is developing a TV series based on the “Scream” slasher movie franchise by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven.
There is no word if Williamson or Craven will have anything to do with the series, though you gotta figure Williamson would be in there somewhere. He’s a pretty prolific producer on TV, with genre shows like “Dawson’s Creek”, “The Secret Circle” and “The Vampire Diaries” to his credit, so I really don’t see him taking a flyer on this one.
The “Scream” movies have lost a lot of steam lately, with the last one, “Scream 4” ending up at $97 million in worldwide box office. Disappointingly, the film made only $38 Stateside. That’s a major drop from the last movie — “Scream 3” made $89 million in 2000, on its way to $161 million worldwide.
With a dwindling fanbase more hesitant than before to pay money to see it in theaters, maybe porting the franchise over into a TV series is just the jump-start it needs. But does this mean the end of “Scream 5”? I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
Via : TVLine