The Scream franchise is taking on television come summer 2014. MTV announced that they are in talks with Wes Craven to direct a pilot.
The announcement came at the networks upfront panel on Thursday, reports the Los Angels Times. The horror-comedy that first hit theaters in 1996 later morphed into a series with three more releases. Now MTV is building up to a one-hour pilot for next summer.
A network once dedicated to music, MTV took on the wearwolf driven hit Teen Wolf to wild niche success. Scream will be one of the few scripted shows on the channel, and will draw from the same crowd as Wolf, according to the Los Angeles Times.
However, The Hollywood Reporter notes that actual e[episodes have not yet been penned. While Craven, who directed all four films, maybe on tap to direct the series, the network is still looking for writers.
MTV also announced four other new shows - Generation Cryo, Nurse Nation, The Hook Up, and Guy Court.
According to Deadline, Generation Cryo is a docu-drama based on the story of Breeanna. Conceived by way of a sperm donor, Bree looks into her donor's history to find out that she has 15 half-siblings. The show follows her journey as she meets her extended family.
MTV reports that Nurse Nation will follow nurses as they start at a new hospital while The Hook Up will utilize social media in a matchmaking effort.