While we still reckon a Scream TV series is a bad idea, we are keenly following any developments around it.
Now it seems that, while it will have a full season 1 at least, the show does NOT have the rights to the iconic Ghostface mask (above). This, understandably, makes us wonder just how a Scream series will work without ol’ paleface.
Well, EW reckons the studio – MTV – have found a way around it. Create a new mask that will be ‘more organic’, perhaps even made of flesh apparently – grim.
MTV’s senior vice president and head of scripted development Mina Lefevre said: “It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask. It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly darker version.”
“Scream was incredibly iconic, but we wanted to reinvent that for TV while of course keeping all the main elements that made it so iconic, including a mask, but also the soapy teen stories, pop culture humor, the scares and the killer. We’re tonally walking that line, yet delivering the scares in a significant way. The mask was a big discussion creatively. We wanted to get a nod and a wink to what the original was, but we definitely wanted to make it more on par with what horror is now, which is darker.”
OK but will the familiar Ghostface ever appear?: “It’s a little preliminary, obviously because we haven’t even started our writers room, to say that we will never see that other mask or not.”
Scream will probably appear at some point in 2015.