There are more fans tuning into MTV’s Scream series than the typical pundit predicted. That’s a good thing. The more entertaining genre series’ we see on the tube means more avenues to soak up the grim. We like that. And MTV likes the numbers they’re seeing from season one.
Rather than brag and boast about details, we’ll just give a direct look at the press release.
From the Press Release:
MTV today announced the second season pick-up of its hit series “Scream” with Dimension Television. More than 21 million viewers have tuned in to the debut season of “Scream” on-air, and the series has generated another 7.9 million streams across platforms. Additionally, “Scream” has averaged 60% increases in L+3 over L+SD ratings week to week.
MTV Executive Vice President of Series Development and Head of Scripted Programming, Mina Lefevre, said, “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.’ We look forward to another season filled with suspense, horror, and more twists and turns.”
“We couldn’t be happier ‘Scream’ has been renewed for a second season and that we have a wonderful working relationship with Doug Herzog, Stephen Friedman, Susanne Daniels, Mina Lefevre, and her team,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. “The ‘Scream’ franchise has been such a huge part of our history, and to watch it evolve, find a new generation of fans, and succeed at MTV makes this all the more sweet. We promise even more scares, surprises, romance, and of course kills in Season Two.”
“Scream” Season One stars Willa Fitzgerald as Emma, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Audrey, Amadeus Serafini as Kieran, John Karna as Noah, Tom Maden as Jake, Connor Weil as Will, Carlson Young as Brooke, Tracy Middendorf as Maggie, Amelia Rose Blaire as Piper, and Jason Wiles as Sheriff Hudson.
Synopsis: After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others, and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets, and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.