Scream 4 may not have broken many box office records and there’s been little chatter about the “next trilogy” that was being talked up when the movie was originally announced. But someone thinks there’s still life in the ol’ Ghostface yet – MTV, to be exact. The US network has decided to kick off development on a show based on the film series.
As of right now, literally nothing is known about what producers and former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley have up their sleeves, and they’re still on the hunt for someone to take a stab at writing the pilot for the show. No firm commitment has been made, nor is there any indication on whether Kevin Williamson (who already runs enough TV shows to keep him busy) or Wes Craven would be involved.
The challenge, of course, would lie in how the format would work: stretch a thriller plot across a whole season with red herrings a plenty a la the movies (which runs the risk of annoying people much like the American remake of The Killing did) or use it as more of a slasher anthology series? We’re guessing the former, but like we say, nobody knows yet.
MTV has had some success working from movies before; their Teen Wolf series is still running, after all. But we’re not that sure anyone’s really clamouring for a Scream series, except possibly David Arquette's agent.