A SCREAM television series is coming… without Ghostface

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Did you know that MTV’s currently developing a television series based off of the popular SCREAM film franchise? Well, they are. Not only that, but apparently the new show won’t feature series mascot, Ghostface.

SCREAM fan site Ghostface.co.uk recently messaged R.J. Torbert of Fun World (the company that holds the rights to the Ghost Face mask) to inquire whether the iconic slasher would appear throughout the new series. Torbert’s response was somewhat disheartening:

To answer your question regarding the SCREAM T.V. 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. I’m telling you now, as we get closer to Halloween, because of the many inquiries, we have had from our RETAILERS, as well as the FANS from all over the world. In addition, we have received pretty harsh notes, some addressed specifically to me, implying that Fun World and/or me, is responsible for the SERIES not having GHOST FACE® — nothing could be further from the truth. 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 T.V.  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.

So there you have it. It looks like we may end up receiving a SCREAM TV show that really has nothing to do with the SCREAM films. I suppose it could possibly work as a horror anthology show like the FRIDAY THE 13TH series from the ’80s, but time will have to tell.

The SCREAM television series is currently only in the pilot stage with no full series yet ordered. Wes Craven, the director of all four SCREAM films, will executive produce the series.

Do you think a SCREAM TV series could last without Ghostface?

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Ken loves film -- whether it's collecting them or making them. He's a massive fan of creature features and giant monster flicks and hopes to create one himself one day. He also obsessively collects ThunderCats, King Kong, Pacific Rim and The Last of Us memorabilia.