After a nearly two-year gestation period, MTV is finally taking a concrete step toward getting their TV series adaptation of the Scream slasher franchise on the air. The network once famous for music videos has today granted a 10-episode first season pick-up to Scream’s small screen reboot, with plans to debut the series in fall 2015.
The road to a Scream TV adaptation has been a fairly arduous one, with enough casting delays, script re-writes, and such to make fans concerned about the future of the franchise as a whole. A Scream 5 theatrical sequel seemed like a possibility for a while, but those talks seemed to end almost as quickly as they began, mostly due to 2011 sequel Scream 4′s underwhelming box-office haul. In 2012, MTV firstcommissioned a pilot for the potential Scream TV series, but it took another year for development to really kick into gear. Another six months or so passed before any actors were officially cast in the pilot.
That all said, Scream: The TV Series seems to at last be a reality, although not without a few more small bumps in the road. Audrey Jensen, one of the show’s leading female roles, was recently re-cast, after actress Amy Forsyth (Reign) failed to wow the producers at the table read for the pilot. Replacing Forsyth is Arrow’s Bex Taylor-Klaus. The rest of the principal cast remains intact, for now anyway.
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