Scream TV Series Using Redesigned Killer Mask


When we covered the news that MTV’s upcoming Scream television series was going ahead, we also mentioned the fact that it would not incorporate the classic Ghostface mask we’ve come to know from the films. Fans of the film series we’re understandably troubled by the prospect of a Scream reboot without a key element from the films. Well, MTV has clarified the issue.

In an interview with EW, MTV senior vice president and head of scripted development Mina Lefevre revealed why we wouldn’t be getting the Ghostface mask we’re used to. Though early rumours initially suggested that the original mask would not be used because they didn’t have the rights, Lefevre says the real reason came from wanting to “reinvent” the franchise.

“The mask was a big discussion creatively. We wanted to get a nod and a wink to what the original was, but we definitely wanted to make it more on par with what horror is now, which is darker,” Lefevre says.

So, what’s the new mask going to look like? According to Lefevre, we’re to expect an “organic” creation.

“It’s a darker, almost more grounded, evolved version of the mask,” she says. “It’s something we’re constantly talking about. How did that mask become that mask? What’s its purpose? How did it evolve? If the Scream movie mask was the more plastic version, for a lack of a better description, this one is a more organic looking and frankly darker version.”

Early word is that the mask may be one made from flesh, but that’s just conjecture at the moment.

MTV’s high school-set Scream series, set to star Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Connor Weil, Carlson Young, Amadeus Serafini, Joel Gretsch and Tracy Middendorf, is to premiere in 2015.