MTV developing ‘Scream’ TV series — good move?

MTV is looking at the option.

Are you ready for primetime TV to get a little bit scarier? If so, MTV is going to be offering up just the option so long as it makes it through development.

In news first reported by TVLine, the cable network (which has tried to enter more of the realm of scripted fare with shows such as “Teen Wolf” and “Awkward”) are looking at producing a series version of the “Scream” franchise. It’s not clear how much (if any) feedback writer Kevin Williamson or director Wes Craven will have in the project, or just when it would end up airing.

While this project is a major gamble considering the loyal fanbase that the “Scream” movies have, it could provide the much-needed smash hit the network needs in scripted content — neither of the shows mentioned above have delivered enormous ratings, and with “Jersey Shore” declining and “Teen Mom” ending the desire is there for MTV to expand their portfolio. Everything is right in terms of the network’s demographic, and “American Horror Story” proved that the genre can work on TV — now, it’s all about making sure the project is strong enough to get off the ground.

Do you think a “Scream” TV series is a good idea, or is this something producers should stay far away from?

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