MTV has released the first trailer for their upcoming Scream TV series. The trailer features a lot of familiar elements from the film franchise, including young teens alone being stalked by a killer, bloody death, and of course, meta commentary on the horror genre, like how you can't do a slasher movie as a TV series. As much as I have enjoyed the Scream franchise over the years, this new series looks like a dud.
The series stars Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duvall, described as “a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the ‘in crowd’ leaves her estranged from her childhood best friend, Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus).” Here’s the synopsis:
Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game. The new series is based on the Dimension feature of the same name. The series kicks off after a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, with the shocking violence stirring up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. It centers on a group of new teens — with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart — who become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.
The series will premiere on June 30th, 2015.