The new Baton Rouge-shot MTV series “Scream” will live on for a second season.
The network made the announcement at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con.
“Scream,” based on the popular slasher films of the same name from the 1990s and 2000s starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, features an ensemble cast including Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.
Set in the small fictional town of Lakewood, the series not only weaves in memories of the original “Ghostface” killings of the cult classic films, it also updates and expands upon the movies with social media becoming a major player in the action.
“It’s really exciting to be working on a TV show that’s not only continuing in that vein, but also expanding what the original ‘Scream’ movies were doing by allowing, for the first time, all of the moments in between the killings to really breathe,” Fitzgerald told The Advocate in June. “So you don’t only have this rampage of homicides, which is what happens in the ‘Scream’ movies once the killing begins, but you also have the time in between those killings where this town of Lakewood and the high school students are just trying to understand and deal with the real tragedy that’s happening.”
MTV also revealed recently that (SPOILER ALERT) although actress Bella Thorne’s Nina met her demise in the premiere, she will be featured in flashbacks. According to Internet sources, Thorne has been spotted back on the “Scream” set.