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Wes Craven comments on potential “SCREAM” series

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In some sort of discussion phase for a while now, it was recently reported a series based on the SCREAM films was now actively beginning development and looking to have Wes Craven helm the pilot. The director has since taken to Twitter to express his thoughts.

On a weekly trip to Woodsboro, Craven notes, “A lot of you have asked about the Scream TV series. It’s true I’ve been approached. My response was, it would depend on the script… If they have a great script/concept, it could be fun. If not, not.”

It’s a stance plenty of filmmakers and actors have taken and continue to take regarding the resurrection of x number of films, franchises and series, and it’s one that would most of the cast and crew of SCREAM 4 even held (which would make you curious what script they read). The intent is for SCREAM to hit MTV in the summer of 2014, more as it develops.

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  • Angelface86

    Personally I think that it can be done well. Look at Teen Wolf. It’s a show that shouldn’t have been good, but it is! The cast is top notch and the writing is fantastic. If they can take that, and transfer it to the Scream franchise I’m totally behind it. However, I do feel that the show itself would only last a season or two, because you can only play “guess the killer” so many times in a short amount of time before it gets old. Movies allow us to wait 4/5/10 years in between our doses. But every year…I don’t know. I’m excited to see what comes of all this.

  • Screamz

    I don’t think this would work as a weekly series. You’ve either got a new killer every week, so would you have to completely recast each episode? Or a season wide arc, whereas you’ll probably not care by season’s end who the killer is or why. Hell, the formula hasn’t worked movie to movie. I’ll watch hoping against hope it’ll be good, but just have a really bad feeling about this…

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