MTV orders second season of ‘Scream’ TV series

Ten-episode series based on the slasher film franchise premiered on MTV in June

MTV has renewed its Scream TV series for a second season.

Based on the slasher film franchise created by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson, MTV’s Scream TV series premiered on June 30 and is now five episodes into its 10-episode run. Though critics have given the series mixed reviews, it has performed respectably for the network so far.

Craven serves as one of the executive producers on the TV series, which introduces a new cast of teenage characters played by up-and-coming actors Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Amadeus Serafini, John Karna, Connor Weil, Carlson Young and Dale Heidenreich. Bob Weinstein, who executive produced the Scream movies, is also an executive producer on the TV series.

“It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we are thrilled by how our viewers have responded to the reinvention of Scream,” MTV’s Mina Lefevre said in a statement, with Weinstein adding: “We promise even more scares, surprises, romance and of course kills in season two.”

Before Scream premiered in June, MTV shared the first eight minutes of episode one online – watch the episode’s beginning, a modern-day update of the of the iconic Drew Barrymore-led opening sequence from the original 1996 Scream film, here.