Scream TV Series

Scream TV Series

Scream is an American television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie for MTVand is based on the slasher film series of the same name created by Kevin Williamson. The series is produced by Dimension Television and MTV Production Development, and is filmed within Louisiana, in locations such as Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia originally served as showrunners during the first season before being replaced by Michael Gans and Richard Register in the second season, because of creative differences.

The series is situated in the fictional town of Lakewood, where a string of murders take place. At the center of these murders is Emma Duval (played by Willa Fitzgerald), a teenage girl who is somehow tied to the town's dark past. The series premiered on June 30, 2015 on MTV. On July 29, 2015, MTV renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on May 30, 2016.

 

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Season 1

What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past.

 

 



Season 2

Emma returns to Lakewood after several months at a retreat. Her friends begin to question she has truly gotten over the killer’s crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey is hiding her connection to the killer, but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth, and Noah is getting closer to the truth about the murders. Lakewood’s murderous past, both recent and distant, are once again brought to focus – with this killer’s psychotic mind-game intent on targeting the Lakewood Six survivors.

Cast and characters

Main

  • Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duval, a recently popular high school student and daughter of Maggie Duval.
  • Bex Taylor-Klaus as Audrey Jensen, a sassy and blunt bicurious filmmaker and Emma's childhood friend.
  • John Karna as Noah Foster, an intellectual, strongly passionate about the horror genre. Best friend of Audrey's.
  • Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox, a new student who was living with his dad; Emma's main love interest.
  • Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox, a beautiful and rich but kind-hearted high school student and Emma's best friend.
  • Connor Weil as Will Belmont, Emma's ex-boyfriend. He was killed when farm equipment was rigged to slice his head open. (season 1)
  • Jason Wiles as Sheriff Clark Hudson, the former sheriff of Lakewood. He was killed through disembowelment. (season 1)
  • Tracy Middendorf as Margaret "Maggie" Duval, Emma's single mother and the medical examiner. Her nickname is Daisy and was the main focus of the Brandon James Murders.
  • Kiana Ledé as Zoe Vaughn, fellow high school student and a driven overachiever who harbors a secret. (season 2)
  • Santiago Segura as Gustavo Acosta. A high school student, Gustavo is dark and brooding. An outsider, observing from the sidelines, he’s a skilled artist who’s deeply into horror, serial killers and comic books. (season 2)

Recurring

  • Mike Vaughn as The Killer (voice).
  • Amelia Rose Blaire as Piper Shaw, a podcaster who comes to Lakewood to investigate the recent murders.
  • Tom Maden as Jake Fitzgerald, Will's best friend and Brooke's ex-boyfriend.
  • Bobby Campo as Seth Branson, a teacher who had a secret relationship with Brooke. He is tortured and stabbed by the killer.
  • Bryan Batt as Quinn Maddox, Mayor of Lakewood and Brooke's father.
  • Brianne Tju as Riley Marra, one of Emma's best friends who takes interest in Noah. She was murdered outside the police station. (season 1)
  • Sophina Brown as Detective Lorraine Brock, a detective recently assigned to Nina Patterson's murder case. (season 1)
  • Tom Everett Scott as Kevin Duval, Emma's estranged father and Maggie's ex-husband.
  • Anthony Ruivivar as Sheriff Miguel Acosta. An outspoken, competent and experienced cop, Sheriff Acosta returns to Lakewood, where he grew up. He is a devoted, if sometimes strict, family man who’s very protective of his son, Gustavo. (season 2)
  • Austin Highsmith as Kristin Lang, a young, idealistic high school psychology teacher who becomes a confidant and mentor to her students. (season 2)
  • Sean Grandillo as Eli Hudson, Kieran's cousin. He presents a squeaky clean image, but may have ulterior motives. His arrival in Lakewood brings along secrets of Kieran’s past that were buried long ago. (season 2)
  • Karina Logue as Tina Hudson, who is proper and polite, but with a grifter’s sense of self-reliance. (season 2)
  • Mary Katherine Duhon as Haley Meyers, who seems innocent at first but always dwells around Emma and her friends. (season 2)

Production

Development

In June 2012, it was reported that MTV was in the early stages of developing a weekly television series based on the Scream film franchise. In April 2013,The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that MTV had greenlit the pilot episode, with Wes Craven in talks to direct. In July 2013, it was reported that Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin had officially boarded the project to write the pilot script and in April 2014, it was reported by TVLine that the show will be penned by Jill Blotevogel. In August 2014, the series announced its cast as well as the director of the pilot episode, Jamie Travis. The series was originally planned to debut in mid-2014, however, this was changed to summer 2015.

On April 12, 2015, the first trailer for the series was aired during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards presented by Bella Thorne, also revealing the series's June 30, 2015 premiere date.

On November 9, 2015, it was announced that Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia will be stepping down as showrunners due to creative differences, although Blotevogel will remain a consultant on the series. Michael Gans and Richard Register are set to replace them for the second season. The second season premiere date was changed to May 30, 2016.

Casting

On August 5, 2014, both the main cast and recurring cast were announced. However, Amy Forsyth dropped out and was replaced by Bex Taylor-Klaus. On February 22, 2015, it was revealed that Joel Gretsch, who was playing Sheriff Clark Hudson, had left the show as producers thought his character should go down a different path. He was replaced by Jason Wiles. On December 11, 2014, it was revealed that Bella Thorne will be a part of the cast. Thorne confirmed this during an interview saying, "Yes it's true. I will re-enact the famous scene of Drew Barrymore in the original series."

On April 22, 2015, True Blood actress Amelia Rose Blaire was confirmed to be joining the show as Piper Shaw which, by the character description, is a role similar to Gale Weathers from the Scream films.

On June 18, 2015, Bella Thorne confirmed she was offered the lead role in the series but turned it down in favor of a smaller role. She went on to explain, "I had the option to do the lead, but I thought I should choose this role because I felt it was more iconic, I thought it was just a little bit more and also I’ve never been killed on screen before. I’ve never been killed ever on anything that I’ve done. I’ve always been the character that lives at the end so it was my first time dying on screen which is pretty cool. I wouldn’t say that my character isn’t necessarily in any more of the episodes but you’ll see!”

Filming

The show was filmed in Baton RougeLouisiana. Filming of season one took place from April through July 2015.[citation needed] Filming for the second season began on February 16, 2016. The second season is set to complete filming by the beginning of July 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Scream After Dark!

Scream After Dark! is a talk show hosted by Jeffery Self, which features behind the scenes footage, and guests discussing episodes of Scream. The first instalment followed the season two premiere and featured Willa FitzgeraldBex Taylor-KlausJohn Karna, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, and Kiana Brown. The second instalment will air following episode eight, with the third and final instalment following the season two finale.