Over a year since MTV first said it was developing a TV series based on Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven's Scream film franchise, the project made a giant leap forward. On Tuesday, the network announced that the show is moving forward and that it secured both a director for the pilot and its primary cast of actors.
At the helm of the series' first episode is gay director Jamie Travis. In addition to the pilot, Travis has directed five episodes of the first season of MTV's Faking It, his debut feature film, For a Good Time, Call... — starring Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller — and a number of short films.
As for the cast, it features a number of pretty young faces, including Willa Fitzgerald (Royal Pains), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele), Amy Forsyth (Reign), and model Amadeus Serafini.
Craven will serve as executive producer of the series, but Williamson is not involved. The gay producer is currently working on several series of his own, including Fox's The Following — the show's storyline is reportedly the original plot of Scream 3 — and the upcoming series, Stalker, on CBS.