Under new showrunners in 2016, Scream is planning to blow up the original plans and retool the MTV series. MTV’s adaptation of Wes Craven’s horror film franchise parted ways with original showrunners Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia last fall and placed Michael Gans and Richard Register at the helm for its sophomore outing. The new team set out to take Scream “to a whole new level,” and that started with the cold open.
The network released the first seven minutes of the premiere early. In it, the usual cold open murder takes a very meta turn for Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and Noah (John Karna). Check out the cold open below.
According to Michael Gans, “We love that opening. It was such a cool idea. We’re big fanboys of the entire franchise, and really, truly, always have been. That opening to us is a huge love letter to the entire idea of Scream.”
Adding Richard Register, “That’s exactly what we were going for. You have to be very careful with the meta to take it to another level and be refreshing with it. But at the same time, it had to be scary, it had to be fun and it had to be real. And because it’s a series, it can’t be saturated too much. The formula is very tricky.”
Gans replied, “And Bex just kills it in that opening. (Laughs.) I mean that not as a pun.”
So, the question is, did you like it? You can see it below:
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