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Awhile ago, it was announced that MTV is developing a small screen project based on Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s hit ‘90s teen thriller ‘Scream.’ Now, the network has unmasked some details about four series regular characters.
Per TVLine, the pilot (written by Jill Blotevogel, ‘Ravenswood,’ ‘Harper’s Island,’ ‘Eureka’) opens with a YouTube video going viral. Said video will cause teenager Audrey to suffer from quite the consequences and will also act as the “catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”
Now, for the four characters. Their ethnicities have yet to be determined, but here are some details:
-Audrey Jensen: “The bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor,” Audrey is “more arresting-looking than pretty” and is even said to be an “arsty loner.” One day, she hopes to become a filmmaker. She is Harper’s former best friend, but is tight with tech-savvy Noah.
-Harper Duval: Not your typical 16-year-old social butterfly, Harper is described as “a little too introverted and intellectual,” but that hasn’t stopped her from joining the popular clique. Despite feeling “guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey,” Harper has a great relationship with her mom, Maggie, that imitates Rory and Lorelai from ‘Gilmore Girls.’
-Noah Foster: Audrey’s close-knit friend, Noah is “creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs.” In addition to his “encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.,” Noah possesses has a great sense of humor “a la John Cusack in his teen prime.”
-Margaret “Maggie” Duval: The adult (she’s in her early to mid-40s) among the series regulars, Maggie is mother to Harper and the town’s medical examiner. She’s not big on showcasing her beauty and is “a grown-up science geek,” who feels bad for Harper’s dad leaving them. And, of course, she’s carrying “a dark secret from her past.”
Let the casting speculation begin!