MTV and Dimension TV announced today that Jamie Travis (For a Good Time, Call... and Faking It) will direct the highly anticipated Scream pilot and that it has cast Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Torment, Reign), John Karna (Premature, The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key & Peele, Kroll Show) and Amadeus Serafini for key roles in the pilot.

Here's what Susanne Daniels, President of Programming for MTV, had to say about the casting in a statement.

"We are excited to be in business with the formidable Weinstein brothers. Scream is an iconic franchise, and MTV is the perfect network to bring this consistently surprising film to life on television."

Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, had this to say in his statement.

"Scream has been one of our largest and most treasured franchises at Dimension and we are thrilled to embark on the next chapter and join forces with a network that we love. I am so pleased to be working with Susanne Daniels to bring this ground breaking franchise to MTV and continue its history."

MTV announced a pilot order to a series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise with Dimension TV in May 2013. Jill E. Blotevogel (Harper's Island, Ravenswood) is the executive producer and will showrun. Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, The Event and Revenge) wrote the original script. Under the Dimension TV production umbrella, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein will executive produce. Additional Executive Producers are Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.

Character descriptions:

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Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duval

A classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the "in crowd" leaves her estranged her from childhood best friend Audrey.

Amy Forsyth as Audrey Jensen

The daughter of a Lutheran pastor, Audrey is an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.

John Karnaa as Noah Foster

Creative computer genius with a vast knowledge of pop culture and the tech world. Best friends with Audrey.

Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox

Charismatic leader of the popular crew whose personality vacillates between bubbly sweetness and ferocious sex appeal.

Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox

The mysterious new kid in town, Kieran's got a dark side and a tough exterior that hints at experience beyond his years.