MTV orders 'Scream' pilot, Wes Craven may direct
The big-screen Scream franchise could be coming to MTV. The cable network has greenlit a pilot based on the films.
MTV and Dimension Film’s one-hour pilot will attempt to reinvent the 1996 horror-comedy that spawned three sequels. The partners are in talks with the original film’s director, Wes Craven, to helm the one-hour pilot; there’s no deal yet for a writer. If ordered to series, Scream would debut in the summer of 2014.
MTV also announced a third season of Snooki & JWOWW, along with three new series:
— Docu-drama Generation Cryo “explores the issues faced by a new generation of kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors and are redefining what it means to be a family.”
— Nurse Nation (working title) is a new docu-series that follows nine twenty-something travel nurses all assigned to work at a new hospital in a brand new city for 13 weeks.
— The Hook Up (working title), hosted by Andrew Schulz of MTV2’s series Guy Code, is a weekday afternoon dating show where singles looking for a match will choose from four potential suitors based on their social media history.