"Scream," the television series based on the popular horror film franchise, has been renewed for a second season by MTV, Deadline reports. Last month, the series premiere captured 1.563 million viewers in Live+3, with 997,000 viewers in the 12-34-year-old demographic.
"It has been a wonderful experience working with Bob Weinstein and his team who are such connoisseurs of this genre and we are thrilled by how our viewers have responded to the reinvention of 'Scream,'" shared Mina Lefevre, MTV's EVP of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, in a statement.
While the original “Scream,” written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, utilized some meta elements and frequent references to other horror films, the new series builds on that and adds a healthy dose of both social media satire and terror, with the new killer using text messages and video to stalk his prey.
Executive produced by Wes Craven and starring Bella Thorne, Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young and Amadeus Serafini, "Scream" airs Tuesdays at 10 pm EST on MTV.