When MTV announced that they greenlit the pilot for the Scream TV series, many fans assumed that the iconic Ghost Face mask from the movie franchise would surely be seen at some point. As it turns out, the Ghost Face look copyright is held by the Fun World company, and they have been informed by The Weinstein Company that MTV will not be using the mask as part of it's "initial launch," but that may change in the future.
Here's what Fun World's RJ Torbert had to say in an interview with GhostFace.co.uk.
"To answer your question regarding the Scream TV series... Please note, that I had been in communication with TWC regarding this and they have informed me, that as of now, and during the initial launch that Ghost Face is NOT involved in the new format. They also indicated that because of this direction, it does not mean, that Ghost Face will not be involved at a later date. So, there is still a question, to the question. However, as of now, there is no involvement."
He went on to clarify that claims Fun World is responsible for the mask's exclusion in the show are not true, and that the decision was made by The Weinstein Company.
"We believe Scream is Ghost Face, and Ghost Face is Scream. However, while Ghost Face is owned by Fun World, The Scream Motion Picture Franchise is owned by The Weinstein Company and it is their option to Film a movie or TV show without Ghost Face. Regardless, we wish them the best of luck and I'm sure Scream fans will check out the series. Who knows what will happen in the future regarding the series and Ghost Face. Never say never."
Very few plot details have surfaced regarding the Scream series, except that the show is said to center on a YouTube viral video gone wrong, which leads to severe repercussions for Audrey Jensen (Bex Taylor-Klaus), an aspiring filmmaker and the daughter of a Lutheran pastor. The video also uncovers some of the town's dark secrets.
Other confirmed cast members include Willa Fitzgerald as the main charcter Emma Duval, John Karna as Audrey's best friend Noah, Carlson Young as Brooke, the leader of Lakewood High's popular clique, Bobby Campo as charming English teacher Seth Branson, Connor Weil as basketball star Will Bellmont, who is also Emma's boyfriend, and Joel Gretsch as Sheriff Clark Hudson, who is also the father of Kiernan (Amadeus Serafini).
Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin wrote the pilot script, which will be directed by Jamie Travis. It isn't known when production will begin on the pilot.