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@AedanJuvetIt has been nearly two years since it was announced that the popular horror film franchise Scream, would be made into a television series for MTV. There has been almost no word on the potential series until earlier this month when
TVLinereported casting has begun and the first set of character descriptions have been released; 1. Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been anointed 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. 2. Audrey Jesen: Harper’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. 3. 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.” 4. “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.” TVLine also added that the he pilot will be written by Jill Blotevogel, (Harper’s Island, and Eureka) will involve a, “YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and seemingly serve as the ‘catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.’ ” In addition to all of the new details,
BloodyDisgustinghas reported that Wes Craven, director of all four of the feature films, will be directing the pilot episode. MTV has had great success with Teen Wolf, and hopefully the horror series will resonate with viewers as the films have done for years. Longtime Scream fans are probably already evaluating the casting information to determine a potential killer early on. (Or is that just me?) Keep up with PopWrapped for future Scream news!
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