We learned around this time last year that MTV was working on bringing Ghostface to the small screen for a television series based on the popular slasher quadrilogy. Today we’ve finally got some details to share. Read on to find out all the info you’ve been Craven!
Our friends over on Bloody Disgusting broke the news earlier today that Wes Craven himself will be directing the pilot episode of the TV series from a screenplay by Jill Blotevogel.
Their source indicates that the so-called “rules” of slasher movies are at the center of the series with the pilot episode centering on a viral YouTube video that captures protagonist Audrey in the middle of murder and the town’s troubled past.
As a follow-up to the news, TVLine also revealed the casting breakdown for the series, which you’ll find 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.”
Casting for these and other roles is currently under way, and the pilot is going to be shot this summer. No word yet on when it’s expected to premiere on MTV.
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