We now have our first look at what the Ghostface mask will look like for MTV‘s upcoming series “Scream.” The
music video reality TV network is launching a new series based off the highly successful horror franchise from director Wes Craven. So the question likely to be asked by many… what’s with the change in the mask? Executive producer for the series, Jaime Paglia, had this to say:
“The [original] mask is so iconic. If you were to have that mask in a television series, but you weren’t following any of the characters [from the original], I believe that would be misleading the audience.”
Jaime’s co-exec producer Jill Blotevogel had this to add:
“It evokes some of the Jason hockey mask and the white Michael Myers mask, but it’s still first and foremost evocative of the Scream mask. It’s sort of a reinvention while also paying homage.”
Wes Craven, director and creator of the film franchise, who is producing this reboot, gives his take on the new Ghostface look:
“The new mask is cool and scary and takes the series into a new direction. It also ties into the story, which I won’t give away.”
It should be no surprise that MTV is looking to revitalize this franchise on the small screen. The first Scream film which hit theaters in 1996 is the highest-grossing slasher film in the United States and the world. It spawned three sequels (1997, 2000, and 2011) and still has a following, which MTV has recognized. The network is describing their series as such:
What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game.
The new show, which plans on at least 10 episodes, stars Willa Fitzgerald as Emma Duvall, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Aubrey Jenson, John Karna as Noah Foster, Tracy Middendorf as Margaret “Maggie” Duvall, Conner Weil as Will Belmont , Amadeus Serafini as Kieran Wilcox, Carlson Young as Brooke Maddox, and Jason Wiles as Sheriff Clark Hudson.
“Scream” is scheduled to debut on June 30, 2015.