The cast of MTV’s Scream TV show has grown, as four new stars have been added to the series.
THR reports that Arrow and The Killing‘s Bex Taylor-Klaus has replaced Reign‘s Amy Forsyth as “Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor. She’s described as an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.”
The previously announced Willa Fitzgerald (Royal Pains) is playing the Sidney Prescott-ish lead role of “Emma Duvall, a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged from her childhood best friend.”
Sharknado‘s Connor Weil has been cast as “Will Belmont, an all-American high school basketball player who adores his girlfriend, Emma (Fitzgerald).” Could he be the series’ Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich)?
Another new addition is genre TV veteran Joel Gretsch (V, The 4400, Witches Of East End), who’ll be playing “Sheriff Clark Hudson, a good guy and good sheriff who is father to Kieran (Amadeus Serafini).”
Finally, Bobby Campo (The Final Destination) has been cast as “Seth Branson, a hot English teacher at Lakewood High who has an easy charm and is clearly one of the “cool” teachers, who can go with it if a lesson plan gets a little off-track.”
The previously announced cast members include John Karna as Audrey’s best friend “Noah Foster, a creative computer genius with a vast knowledge of pop culture and the tech world,” Carlson Young as “Brooke Maddox, the charismatic leader of the popular crew whose personality vacillates between bubbly sweetness and ferocious sex appeal” and Amadeus Serafini as “Kieran Wilcox, the mysterious new kid in town with a dark side and a tough exterior that hint at experience beyond his years.”
Wes Craven is only involved as an executive producer alongside his Scream producers Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad. Harper’s Island‘s Jill Blotevogel is the showrunner, while the pilot is written by Revenge‘s Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin and directed by Faking It‘s Jamie Travis.
So now we have a pretty good idea of who’s who in this new take on Scream, how are we feeling about it? It was easier to be optimistic when we thought Craven would be directing the pilot, but if we’ve learned anything from Hannibal, Bates Motel and Fargo, it’s that TV shows based on movies are no bad thing.
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