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MTV Orders ‘Scream’ TV Show to Series

MTV continues to prove that it does, in fact, like scary TV shows and has announced that it has picked up its remake of “Scream” to series.

MTV made the announcement via a meta Tweet full of emojis that reference the Dimension Films horror franchise that starred Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox:

This show stars newcomers Willa Fitzgerald (“Alpha House,” “Royal Pains”), Amy Forsyth (“Torment,” “Reign”), John Karna (“Premature,” “The Neighbors”), Carlson Young (“Key and Peele,” “The Kroll Show”) and Amadeus Serafini. “Faking It’s” Jamie Travis directed the pilot. Exec producer Jill Blotevogel (“Harper’s Island,” “Ravenswood”) wrote the script originally penned by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (“Criminal Minds,” “The Event,” and “Revenge”).

The adaptation will premiere in October 2015 with 10 episodes. It is still unclear as to whether the most iconic image of the franchise — that of the knife-wielding killer known to fans as Ghostface — will be part of the show.

Under the Dimension TV production umbrella, Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce. Additional executive producers include Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. Matthew Signer and Keith Levine are producers.

MTV has had recent success with genre shows. “Teen Wolf,” which is a darker spin on the Michael J. Fox movie, was developed by — somewhat fittingly — “Criminal Minds” creator Jeff Davis and has strong fanbase.

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