Scream TV series could have six seasons

Taryn Davies
Published: July 2, 2015

Scream the TV series has already started to air in America, we’re still waiting over here, but showrunners have revealed that they have high hopes for it, maybe getting it to span five or six seasons.

The TV show is based on the storyline of the Scream franchise, an American horror film series created by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven. There have been four films, and now it has hit the small screen.

Willa Fitzgerald stars in the show which takes place years after the film. It's been given a modern spin, which sees cyberbullying as the catalyst for the killing spree.

Chatting to Collider in a brand new interview about Scream the TV series, showrunners Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia have opened up about the show, where it may be headed and whether or not it will be paying homage to the original Scream franchise.

Scream TV series

Asked about the long-term plan for the show, Blotevogel said that they have plans in place, and they're actually hoping it will span five or six seasons. They're just looking at the best ways to sustain the show for so long.

He admits there is some inspiration from the films, such as the character of Cotton Weary were they're used as a sort of decoy suspect.

The creation of the new series also saw a brand new mask, which of course has faint similarities to the original from the films.

Paglia said of the new addition there were about one hundred designs of the mask, and they wanted it to still kind of look like the original mask, but obviously different.

Scream TV series

Paglia also confirmed that the show's mask had been given the go-ahead by some big names attached to the franchise...

They asked Wes Craven and Bob Weinstein what think of the mask, and they're both happy with the new look.

All images credited to MTV

Scream the TV series airs Tuesday nights on MTV in the US. See what's coming this series below.