We’ve known that MTV has been planning a series based off the ‘Scream‘ films for awhile now, though we haven’t known much about it. To start with: No, MTV isn’t making this a musical horror. The MUSIC TELEVISION network isn’t going back to playing music. This is a horror satire in line with the films that Wes Craven made famous.

Speaking of Craven, is he involved? There is a rumor that he is looking to direct the series but no word that he is officially attached quite yet. What we do know is that the writing responsibilities have now fallen to Jill Blotevogel (‘Harper’s Island’, ‘Eureka‘) and that the series will be about YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and will seemingly serve as the “catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”

Will this YouTube video be related to a murder or perhaps a new way to show cheating parents as was mentioned in the films? It’s too early to tell, but what we can tell you is who four of the characters are going to be:

Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. “She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey,” but at least she’s got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.

Audrey Jesen: Haper’s former BFF is described as “the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” who’s “more arresting-looking than pretty.” This “artsy loner” dreams of being a filmmaker and shares a close bond with tech genius Noah.

Noah Foster: Audrey’s closest confidante is “creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs.” Lucky for him, he’s got a great sense of humor (“a la John Cusack in his teen prime”) that helps him navigate the halls of his high school. What’s more, Noah possesses “an encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.”

Margaret “Maggie” Duval: Harper’s mom, in her early to mid-40s, is the town’s medical examiner, “a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty.” Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Harper’s dad abandoned them. Oh, and she’s harboring “a dark secret from her past.”

Well it’s pretty clear that Noah is going to be this series take on Randy Meeks though I think it is a toss up if it’ll be Harper or Audrey that is supposed to end up being the equivalent of Sidney.

Are you planning on tuning into the series on the not so musical MTV? Would you have higher hopes if it was on another channel? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Coming Soon