by: Donna Whitehead
MTV’s adaptation of the horror parody SCREAM, for which it currently has a pilot order, has found a director and a good chunk of its cast. Jamie Travis, who helmed half of the first season of MTV’s surprisingly good comedy “Faking It,” will direct the pilot. Meanwhile, Willa Fitzgerald, Amy Forsyth, John Karna, Carlson Young, and Amadeus Serafini have joined the cast. Writing team Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, who most recently wrote for “Revenge” (and also wrote for “Criminal Minds” in its early seasons), penned the script of the pilot. Jill Blotevogel will executive produce and serve as showrunner.
Fitzgerald, who most recently recurred on “Royal Pains,” will play Emma Duval, who is recently estranged from her best friend Audrey Jensen (Forsyth, who has guest-starred on “Defiance,” “Reign,” and “Degrassi: The Next Generation”). Karna plays Audrey’s new best friend, computer genius Noah Foster. Young, who has recurred on “Key and Peele,” will play popular-girl Brooke Maddox. Serafini plays the mysterious tough-guy new kid Kieran Wilcox.
Travis is repped by WME and Media Talent Group; Fitzgerald is repped by Paradigm; Forsyth is repped by AMI Artist Management and David Dean Management; Karna is repped by Gersh and Coronel Group; Young is repped by Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment; Serafini is repped by Greater Visions Arists Talent Agency and Luber Roklin Entertainment.