The new trailer for MTV’s Scream shows the first look at the new killer’s mask.
The show is based on Kevin Williamson’s movie franchise of the same name. The series will not feature the original Ghostface mask though. MTV’s Scream will have a new group of teenagers and a new storyline. Scream will follow a beautiful entitled teen at Lakewood High School Nina (played by Bella Thorne), who was killed in an apparent crime of passion. Nina’s murder happens after her boyfriend is also killed. The murders bring to light the community’s social hierarchy and also memories from a past killing spree, according to Deadline.
In the aftermath of the murders, artistic loner Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) is “outed” via cyberbullying. With the help of her nerdy, intelligent best friend, Noah (John Karna), and a renewed relationship with her former best friend from elementary school, Emma (Willa Fitzgerald), she must find a way to hold her head high. Emma’s mom Maggie (Tracy Middendorf), who is the town’s medical examiner, teams up with Sheriff Clark (Jason Wiles) to solve the murders and figure out if it’s related to the town’s past killing spree committed by a bullying victim, according to Deadline.
The trailer, which can be seen below, shows the first look of the killer in action and the new mask.
“The TV series is inspired by the meta-tone, humor and absolute love of horror showcased in the original movie series,” co-showrunner Jill Blotevogel told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview. “It does not involve any of the same characters or situations. There is a masked killer, but not just a slashing killer with a simple bloodletting ambition. This killer is very much a part of the mythology and bigger mystery of the show.”
The series comes from The Weinstein Company with Bob and Harvey Weinstein as executive producers. Wes Craven, who directed the original film franchise, is also an executive producer along with Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, Cathy Konrad, Jill Blotevogel, and Jaime Paglia. Blotevogel and Paglia are also showrunners. The pilot was directed by Jamie Travis and written by Blotevogel, Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin. John Shiban serves as a consulting producer, according to Variety.
Scream premieres June 30 on MTV.