I keep forgetting that MTV is turning Scream into an actual TV show. I suppose there are more and more horror-based shows out there these days, but few horror-based comedies, unless you count some of the darkly funny moments of American Horror Story.
So, how does Scream work as a television show? Why, a long-running mystery to see who is under the mask this time around, I guess. I can actually see that format working.
TVLine got their hands on some character descriptions, and you can check those out below:
- Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been anointed 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.”
I think my favorite is “more arresting-looking than pretty.” I really hope she’s the killer.
The plot of the new Scream show begins when a YouTube video goes viral (what else), which is trouble for Audrey and sparks the murder spree somehow.
I’m intrigued. More info to come.
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