MTV's Scream series may not be using the iconic Ghostface Killer mask, but it will recreate one of the original Scream film's most remembered scenes. In 1996, it came as a shock to audiences when Drew Barrymore didn't make it past the opening act, as she was set up to be the star of the movie. She was dispensed rather quickly by the main slasher. Now, MTV has gotten another big star, and it's confirmed that this same opening act will be used once again to kickstart this small screen reboot.
Disney mega-star Bella Thorne stated that she has been secretly cast by MTV for this homage to the original Wes Craven horror classic during a Facebook chat on Yahoo! Celebrity. Bloody Disgusting was later able to confirm this report. About appearing in the show, Bella Thorne stated:
"Yes it is true. i will re-enact the famous scene of drew barrymore in the original series."
The Scream TV series is debuting nearly twenty years after the original movie hit theaters. It will feature an all-new Ghostface Killer mask, and a plot that revolves around viral videos. It is not known if the killer in this new version of Scream is literally reenacting the same moments from the movie, or if this is a straight up remake that will not address or acknowledge the past films. We'll have to wait until 2015, when the series is set to air on MTV, to find out.
Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch, the series will revolve around a YouTube video gone wrong, which leads to trouble for teenager Audrey Jesen who becomes a catalyst for murder and opens a window into her town's troubled past.