MTV is turning Scream, Wes Craven’s 16-year-old slasher film franchise, into a TV series for the Millennial Generation, the network revealed this week during its star-studded upfront presentation to announce new programming to advertisers.
MTV has greenlit a one-hour pilot of Scream with Dimension Films, the production company behind the popular 1996 original and its three sequels featuring the “Ghostface” killer. Dimension is in talks to get Craven to direct the reboot, which is scheduled to debut in summer 2014. Although the cast and writers have yet to be finalized, MTV says DiGa Vision has been tapped to produce the potential series.
Among MTV’s other new shows in the works is The Hook Up, a dating show where contestants will choose suitors based on people’s social media history. Andrew Schulz from MTV2′s Guy Code will host the show, which is described as such:
“With the help of their closest friends, the contestants will try to separate the contenders from the pretenders to see if what you see [on social media] is really what you get.”
During the upfront presentation at Beacon Theatre in New York City, MTV also announced two other upcoming shows. Generation Cryo is a “docudrama” about test-tube babies who are now “test-tube adults” on the hunt to discover their sperm donors. Nurse Nation is a documentary that will follow nine travel nurses and their “work hard, play hard lifestyles” for 13 weeks.
Fifteen current shows will return, including Snooki & JWOWW, MTV also said.
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