MTV’s ‘Scream’ Grabs ‘Revenge’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ Writers


MTV’s ‘Scream’ Grabs ‘Revenge’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ Writers


What’s your favorite scary movie? Today at the Television Critics Association Summer 2013 press event, it was revealed that writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin - known for their work on ‘Revenge’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ - have joined MTV’s ‘Scream’ pilot.

It was first revealed that MTV would “reinvent” the popular ‘90s horror film, written by ‘The Following’s Kevin Williamson and directed by scary movie master Wes Craven, at the network’s 2013 Upfront Presentation in April.

MTV’s ‘Scream’ Grabs ‘Revenge’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ WritersThe series has yet to be picked up, but has potential. Who doesn’t want to see a similar scene featuring a girl like Casey (Drew Barrymore) screaming on the phone to save her boyfriend’s life? I know I do. I can’t get enough of the ‘Scream’ franchise, so I’m really pulling for this series, especially with Craven in talks to direct the pilot!

The first ‘Scream’ movie came out in 1996 and starred Barrymore, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Rose McGowan, among many others. From that stemmed three other movies, with the fourth coming out in 2011 (15 years after the first one premiered). Several TV stars have appeared in the movies, including Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liev Schreiber, Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps.

The network is aiming for a summer 2014 debut. Would you watch ‘Scream’ if it gets picked up by MTV?

- Scream: The TV Series
- Wes Craven
- Kevin Williamson

Written by: akoerner
Jul 26th, 2013, 6:44 pm

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