MTV shares first eight minutes of ‘Scream’ TV series online – watch

Bella Thorne steps into Drew Barrymore's shoes in a modern-day update of the 1996 film's opening

MTV has shared the first eight minutes of its eagerly-anticipated Scream TV series on YouTube.

The TV series’ first eight minutes are a modern-day update of the iconic Drew Barrymore-led opening sequence from the original 1996 Scream film. This time, Bella Thorne (The Duff, My Own Worst Enemy), plays the unlucky teenager being pursued by Ghostface in her own home. Watch below.

Based on the slasher film franchise created by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson, MTV’s Scream TV series is set to premiere in the US on June 30. The show’s UK debut date has yet to be announced.

Craven served as one of the executive producers on the 10-episode 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. MTV’s official synopsis teases: “The series kicks off after a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, with the shocking violence stirring up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. It centres on a group of new teens — with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart — who become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.”

Directed by Craven and written by Williamson, the original Scream film came out in 1996 and is credited with reviving the slasher movie genre. Sequels followed in 1997, 2000 and 2011 with Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette appearing in all four films.