Variety brings us the following news:
Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin will pen MTV’s small screen adaptation of “Scream,” it was announced today at the network’s TCA session.
Pair’s credits include “Criminal Minds,” “Revenge” and “The Event.” MTV revealed it would be piloting the horror franchise at its Upfront in May.
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MTV has picked up the following pilots, as well: “Faking It” from Carter Covington and “Happyland” from Ben Epstein, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Pilot pickups, along with the progress of “Scream,” represent the network’s continued, broad-ranging investment in the scripted space, which MTV has seen noted success in with youth-skewing series “Awkward” and “Teen Wolf.”