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Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Serafini will topline the project, from director Jamie Travis.

[via press release from MTV]


Jamie Travis to Direct the Pilot

Cast to Include Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Serafini

Santa Monica, CA (August 5, 2014) - MTV and Dimension TV announced today that Jamie Travis ("For A Good Time Call" and "Faking It") will direct the highly anticipated "Scream" pilot and that it has cast Willa Fitzgerald ("Alpha House," "Royal Pains"), Amy Forsyth ("Torment," "Reign"), John Karna ("Premature," "The Neighbors"), Carlson Young ("Key and Peele," "The Kroll Show") and Amadeus Serafini for key roles in the pilot.

"We are excited to be in business with the formidable Weinstein brothers," said Susanne Daniels, President of Programming for MTV. "'Scream' is an iconic franchise, and MTV is the perfect network to bring this consistently surprising film to life on television."

"SCREAM has been one of our largest and most treasured franchises at Dimension and we are thrilled to embark on the next chapter and join forces with a network that we love," said Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. "I am so pleased to be working with Susanne Daniels to bring this ground breaking franchise to MTV and continue its history."

MTV announced a pilot order to a series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise with Dimension TV in May 2013. Jill Blotevogel ("Harper's Island," "Ravenswood") is the executive producer and will showrun. Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin ("Criminal Minds," "The Event," and "Revenge") wrote the original script. Under the Dimension TV production umbrella, Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce. Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.

Character descriptions:

Willa Fitzgerald as EMMA DUVAL - a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the "in crowd" leaves her estranged her from childhood best friend Audrey.

Amy Forsyth as AUDREY JENSEN - the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, Audrey is an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.

John Karna as NOAH FOSTER - creative computer genius with a vast knowledge of pop culture and the tech world. Best friends with Audrey.

Carlson Young as BROOKE MADDOX - charismatic leader of the popular crew whose personality vacillates between bubbly sweetness and ferocious sex appeal.

Amadeus Serafini as KIERAN WILCOX - the mysterious new kid in town, Kieran's got a dark side and a tough exterior that hints at experience beyond his years.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

  [august 2014]  


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