‘Scream’ TV series now officially in the works

Wes Craven is apparently 'in discussions' to direct the pilot episode

A TV series based on the Scream movies is now officially in the works.

Last summer (2012), it was reported that MTV was hatching plans to adapt the horror franchise for the small screen. The US network has now commissioned a 60-minute pilot episode, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Wes Craven (pictured right), who helmed all four Scream movies, is apparently “in discussions” to direct the pilot and MTV is now scouting for screenwriters. If the pilot is up to scratch and a full series is ordered, the Scream TV show would launch over summer 2014.


Last November, Craven was asked by his Twitter followers about making a new Scream movie. “No news on Scream 5 yet,” he tweeted. “You guys really want another one?”

The Scream franchise was created by Kevin Williamson, who also penned the screenplays for three of the four films. It is unknown what role, if any, Williamson will play on the TV series.