‘Scream’ television series in the pipeline

MTV are set to take the horror franchise to the small screen

A TV series based on the successful Scream horror movies, is currently in the pipeline.

The MTV network is developing a small screen version of the popular movie franchise, writes the Hollywood Reporter, with MTV execs Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley currently looking for a writer for the project. It is not yet know if movie director Wes Craven and original screenwriter Kevin Williamson will be involved.

Last year, Craven revealed that a fifth cinematic outing for the Scream franchise is also more than just a possibility.

Speaking to MovieWeb about the potential fourth sequel, Craven said: “Odds are that there will be a Scream 5. It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be. Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don’t know.”

The director of A Nightmare On Elm Street also explained that the decision to greenlight any further Scream movies would come down to the profitability of the fourth outing.

From an estimated budget of $40 million (£25.6 million) Scream 4 grossed just under $100 million (£64 million) worldwide. The first trilogy took home, on average, $170 million (£109 million) each.