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Scream as a TV Show? MTV Orders Pilot to “Reinvent” Horror Franchise

Ghostface may soon be haunting your living room: MTV announced at its Upfront Presentation today that it has ordered a pilot for a TV show based on the hit Scream film series.

"MTV and Dimension Film’s one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise," the network's press release reads.

The project is still in the formative stages, but the network says it's approaching various writers for the project and hoping that Scream director will also helm the small-screen adaptation.

The original Scream — written by Dawson's Creek and Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson — revolutionized the slasher film genre when it was released in 1996 with its self-awareness of horror tropes, combining meta humor to the bloodshed. It also became the highest-grossing slasher film, a title which it still holds. Not surprisingly, the film was followed by three sequels which banked on the success of the original to varying degrees.

Talk of a Scream series on MTV first circulated last June, but this is the first official word we're hearing.

Source: MTV

04.26.2013 / 02:30 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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