Scream: The TV Series. How's that Likely to Work out?

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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MTV is going to make it happen, even as they renew Snooki & Jwoww. I can't be the only one thinking that a crossover between the two might be really popular.

But the slasher-inspired series as a concept has a chequered past. One way to go about it is only use the name, and have a new plot with nothing whatsoever to do with the brand you just bought...

Another is to recast your slasher as more of a classic horror host, but that doesn't really work when said killer is masked, anonymous, and only speaks over a telephone...

I'm guessing they'll be doing it as a mystery series with season-long arcs - at least with Scream, you can always put a new killer in the costume each time. But will the show comment on TV cliches like the movies did with movies?

It actually could be cool. I just have a feeling it won't be.

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