MTV to make TV series based on Scream film franchise

  • MTV plans to turn the popular Scream horror film franchise into a television series.

    MTV has ordered a one-hour pilot episode and is in talks with the franchise's director, Wes Craven, to direct the pilot.

    The series is expected to air in the summer of 2014.

    The film series, about a masked serial killer, began in 1996 with follow-up instalments in 1997, 2000 and 2011.

    Featuring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Scream has grossed more than $600 million worldwide.