So what’s your favourite scary movie? It’s been a year since MTV decided to give the Wes Craven horror franchise a shot at TV, and casting has finally begun on the project. So who will be facing the wrath of Ghostface this time? Well, character descriptions after the jump, which are all manner of MTV tropes.
TV Line has the drop on the characters for the series. Check it out:
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.”
Sweet stereotypes people, all we’re missing now is the obligatory jock bully who gets his comeuppance, the sassy best friend and the town police authority who just don’t believe those damn teenagers and all their shennaigans. The TV pilot will kick off filming sooning, but the following description hints that this show may tie in more closley with the Scream movies than previously thought:
The pilot, penned by Jill Blotevogel (Ravenswood, Harper’s Island, Eureka), kicks off with a YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenager Audrey and seemingly serve as the “catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”
That could hint to the ending of Scream 4 (SPOILERS SPOILER SPOILERS SPOILERS), where Emma Roberts character had filmed every single murder in the movie and created a viral YouTube video. Interesting, and a nice nod to the original films.
Last Updated: April 3, 2014