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MTV Unmasks Character Details for Upcoming ‘Scream’ Pilot


MTV Unmasks Character Details for Upcoming ‘Scream’ Pilot


What’s your favorite scary movie?

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!

- Scream: The TV Series

Written by: akoerner
Apr 2nd, 2014, 3:56 am

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Message Posted On Apr 2nd, 2014, 2:18 pm

Hmm. The character profiles read a little like what bad writers conjure up when they can't think of making rich characters with nuanced traits and developments but instead rely on broad generalisations to distinguish their interchangable characters from another. Maybe I'm wrong, but it smells like it.


I'm still waiting for something that will tell me how (and if) this ties into the continuity of the films. Also, the films were based on setting up a whole stock of characters just to kill most off within the same single entry. No idea how they can translate that to an on-going TV series.


Message Posted On Apr 2nd, 2014, 12:46 pm
ab, Teen Wolf rocks. I do find the episodes somewhat disjointed, with plot lines seeming to disappear from episode to episode. One of the few angsty teen shows I can stomach. The real issue is how crappy is big media creativity they are forced into recreating decades old work instead of new original fare? Isn't bad enough the same films get remade to capitalize on the young ignorant crowd, here me Marvel/Disney/DC?

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Message Posted On Apr 2nd, 2014, 7:34 am

Maybe there'll be more bodies dropping than on the ridiculously bloodless "Teen Wolf".  I hope so.


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Message Posted On Apr 2nd, 2014, 5:05 am

Aww.. hell no.

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