MTV releases plot and character details for upcoming Scream series

MTV has released some new info regarding its forthcoming Scream TV series, including a batch of character bios for the latest crop of teenage knife-fodder.

Wes Craven is set to direct the pilot for the new series, which will kick off with a YouTube video going viral and serving as some sort of catalyst for a series of bloody murders.

The teens charged with getting to the bottom of said murders / getting their throats slit, are set to line up as follows:

- Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly but has nevertheless been anointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey, but at least she’s got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.

- Audrey Jesen: Haper’s former BFF is described as the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor who’s more arresting-looking than pretty. This artsy loner dreams of being a filmmaker and shares a close bond with tech genius Noah.

- Noah Foster: Audrey’s closest confidante is creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs. Lucky for him, he’s got a great sense of humour (a la John Cusack in his teen prime) that helps him navigate the halls of his high school. What’s more, Noah possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.

- Margaret “Maggie” Duval: Harper’s mom, in her early to mid-40s, is the town’s medical examiner, a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty. Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Harper’s dad abandoned them. Oh, and she’s harbouring a dark secret from her past.

So there you go. On first look, we’d say “the next Steve Jobs”, Noah, is a shoo-in to find himself on the wrong end of a knife. The Scream series has a habit of killing off its likeable wiseasses…

Scream will air in the US at some point in 2015, with an official date yet to be confirmed.

George Wales

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