MTV has ordered a ten-episode first season of the TV series based on the iconic slasher film
MTV’s forthcoming Scream TV series is to feature a different, “darker” version of the iconic mask worn by mysterious killer Ghostface.
The small screen adaptation of Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven’s horror film franchise – due to air next year – will introduce a new cast of teenage characters and centre on the repercussions of “a YouTube viral video gone wrong”.
“The mask was a big discussion creatively,” MTV’s executive vice president Mina Lefevre explained in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. “We wanted to get a nod and a wink to what the original was, but we definitely wanted to make it more on par with what horror is now, which is darker.”
Discussing how the new mask will differ from the famous 1990s original, Lefevre continued: “It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask. It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly darker version.”
MTV has recently ordered a ten-episode first season of the Scream TV series, set to premiere in October 2015. The original Scream film written by Williamson and directed by Craven came out in 1996, and spawned sequels that followed in 1997, 2000 and 2011, all starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.