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Just two weeks ago, MTV announced that it had set director Jamie Travis (Faking It) to helm the pilot episode of a series based on the popular meta-horror Scream franchise. At the same time, the network revealed a cast of young up-and-comers, including Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Reign), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key and Peele) and Amadeus Serafini. Now, some more casting news, including a major recasting, has been announced.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who became a fan favorite on The CW’s Arrow with his portrayal of DC Comics character Sin, will be replacing Forsyth in the role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who is described as “an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.” Audrey used to be close friends with protagonist Emma Duvall (Fitzgerald), “a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature.” Emma, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Some quick casting news is here for the upcoming MTV series based on the Scream franchise as THR is reporting that four more actors have signed on for active duty, one of whom will be replacing the previously announced Amy Forsyth.
Willa Fitzgerald will star as Emma Duvall, a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the “in crowd” leaves her estranged from her childhood best friend, Audrey.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who has been recurring on The CW’s "Arrow" as DC Comics character Sin and whose credits also include "The Killing" and "House of Lies," will replace Forsyth in role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor. She’s described as an »
- Steve Barton
Following a slew of casting announcements earlier this month, MTV is rounding out the cast of its Scream pilot, adding Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow, The Killing), Bobby Campo (The Final Destination), Connor Weil (Sharknado) and Joel Gretsch (The 4400).
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who recently played Sin on CW's Arrow, actually replaces the previously announced Amy Forsyth as Audrey Jensen, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor described as a loner and an aspiring filmmaker. Bobby Campo will have a recurring role as Seth Branson, a charming and easy-going English teacher at Lakewood High. Connor Weil will be a new series regular as Will Bellmont, an All-American basketball player and boyfriend of the main character Emma Duval (Willa Fitzgerald). Joel Gretsch rounds out the cast as Sheriff Clark Hudson, a respectable lawman and father to Kiernan (Amadeus Serafini).
We recently reported the official core cast and director for MTV’s Scream pilot, based on director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson’s self aware and scary film series. Now the show is really taking shape with the announcement of four additions to the cast, one of whom is a favorite among fans of AMC’s The Killing and is replacing a previously attached actress.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who played Bullet in season 3 of AMC’s The Killing and portrays Sin on The CW’s Arrow, has now joined the cast of the Scream TV series. Taylor-Klaus will play Audrey Jensen (the former best friend of the show’s main character, Emma), a role previously held by Amy Forsyth. Here are the four new additions and their character biographies (courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter):
- Derek Anderson
MTV and Dimension TV announced today that Jamie Travis (For a Good Time, Call... and Faking It) will direct the highly anticipated Scream pilot and that it has cast Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Torment, Reign), John Karna (Premature, The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key & Peele, Kroll Show) and Amadeus Serafini for key roles in the pilot.
Here's what Susanne Daniels, President of Programming for MTV, had to say about the casting in a statement.
"We are excited to be in business with the formidable Weinstein brothers. Scream is an iconic franchise, and MTV is the perfect network to bring this consistently surprising film to life on television."
"Scream has been one of our largest and most treasured franchises at Dimension and we are thrilled to embark on the next chapter »
Every time Sidney and her friends defeated the Ghostface killer, someone else would don the black robe and white mask for another round of deadly phone games. It’s now confirmed that Ghostface will rise again in the long-percolating Scream TV series, as MTV has announced the cast and director of the show’s pilot episode.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Willa Fitzgerald (Royal Pains) will star in the lead Sidney-like role, with Amy Forsyth (Reign), John Karna (The Neighbors), Carlson Young (The Kroll Show), and newcomer Amadeus Serafini rounding out the cast of the show based on the self-aware and scary Scream films of director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson.
The show’s pilot will be helmed by Jamie Travis (Faking It) off a script by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, Revenge). Dimension Films and The Weinstein Co. are backing the project, with Harvey and Bob Weinstein »
- Derek Anderson
What's your favorite scary movie? If the answer to that question is Scream, then you're no doubt excited about the upcoming MTV series based on the films; and on tap for you today is the latest casting news along with a bummer of a director change. Read on!
Per Variety, Wes Craven will no longer be directing the pilot episode of the series with MTV officially tapping “Faking It” helmer Jamie Travis to take his place. It was originally reported that Craven would be handling directing duties for the pilot, and it's no doubt a disappointment that he's now off the project.
Actors cast in key roles for the reboot of the Wes Craven film franchise about a murder spree among teenagers are Willa Fitzgerald (“Alpha House,” “Royal Pains”), Amy Forsyth (Torment, “Reign”), John Karna (Premature, “The Neighbors”), Carlson Young (“Key and Peele,” “The Kroll Show”), and Amadeus Serafini.
- John Squires
Thesps cast in key roles for the reboot of the Wes Craven film franchise about a murder spree among teenagers are Willa Fitzgerald (“Alpha House,” “Royal Pains”), Amy Forsyth (“Torment,” “Reign”), John Karna (“Premature,” “The Neighbors”), Carlson Young (“Key and Peele,” “The Kroll Show”) and Amadeus Serafini.
“We are excited to be in business with the formidable Weinstein brothers,” said Susanne Daniels, MTV’s prez of programming. “MTV is the perfect network to bring this consistently surprising film to life on television.”
- Cynthia Littleton
This is the first TV deal to tap into Patterson’s library. His books include the Alex Cross crime novels that were adapted into films like “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls” and the “Women’s Murder Club” series that resulted in an ABC drama.
The partnership also includes a first-look deal for producer Cathy Konrad’s Treeline Films, which already has an overall with CBS TV. Under the terms of Patterson’s deal, Jpe will partner with Treeline Films and other producers to develop his books into series.
Konrad brought Patterson’s sci-fi thriller “Zoo” to CBS TV, resulting in a 13-episode straight-to-series order event drama series that will be broadcast in summer 2015 on CBS. Patterson and Bill Robinson of Jpe will exec »
- Whitney Friedlander
Best-selling author James Patterson is expanding his relationship with CBS Television Studios. Less than a month after the author closed a deal with the studio (and network) to adapt his thriller Zoo, James Patterson Entertainment has signed a new multiyear first-look deal with CBS Television Studios. Under the pact, Cathy Konrad's Treeline Films will gain first-look access to the author's library through her deal with Cbstvs. Story CBS Orders James Patterson's 'Zoo' Drama Straight to Series Patterson is the world's No. 1 best-selling writer. He has sold 300 million copies of his 130 novels worldwide, and
- Lesley Goldberg
James Patterson and CBS have decided to enter into a long-term relationship. Hot on the heels of CBS ordering the drama series “Zoo” based on Patterson's novel, the author's James Patterson Entertainment company has signed a multi-year first look deal with CBS Television Studios. Also read: ‘Justified’ Ep Taylor Elmore Signs Overall Deal With CBS Television Studios The deal will allow CBS Television Studios to leverage Patterson's library, which includes 130 novels that have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. Under the agreement, Cathy Konrad‘s Treeline Films will have access to Patterson's work via Treeline's overall deal with CBS Television Studios. »
- Tim Kenneally
With the buzzy sci-fi series Extant premiering tonight, high-rated returning fave Under the Dome on its way for later this summer, high-concept thriller Scorpion premiering this fall and James Patterson adaptation Zoo in the cards for the summer of 2015, CBS is in a pretty desirable spot right now. And the good news just keeps coming for the network, with word that CBS just inked a rich deal with streaming service Netflix so that the site can offer Zoo, adapted from the novel by Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, as soon as it finishes airing.
The pact is rumored to be even higher than the $900,000 Amazon is reportedly paying per episode of Under the Dome and Extant (which Netflix wanted as well). Intriguingly, whereas Amazon is able to put episodes of each of those series on its Prime Instant Video service four days after they air, Netflix has also agreed not to »
- Isaac Feldberg
Netflix, beating out Amazon.com, will be the exclusive U.S. subscription video-on-demand home to the forthcoming CBS sci-fi drama “Zoo,” based on the best-selling novel of the same name by James Patterson.
The Eye last week announced it was picking up “Zoo” in a straight-to-series order for next summer. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg wrote the script and are exec producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.
Netflix will obtain access to the series after all 13 episodes have aired on CBS, slated for next summer.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with Netflix as our premium subscription partner on ‘Zoo,’” said Scott Koondel, chief corporate licensing officer for CBS. “This is another creative model to build a summer programming event on CBS and deliver Netflix members an addictive thrill-ride series based on a story by one »
- Todd Spangler
When best-selling author James Patterson published his novel Zoo with Michael Ledwidge in 2012, they instantly has another hit on their hands. With 4 million copies selling worldwide, the rights were quickly snapped up by producer Cathy Konrad (Girl, Interrupted), with a view to creating a feature film. Those plans have now evolved, and Zoo will become a TV series for CBS.
Global in scope, Zoo depicts the world under siege from a wave of violent animal attacks against humans. As the international situation escalates, a young biologist is thrust to the forefront of the battle – working to investigate the pandemic before it is too late for humanity. CBS has ordered the project straight to series, with 13 episodes headed our way in summer 2015.
The adaptation is co-written by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Josh Appelbaum (Life On Mars), Andre Nemec (Star-Crossed) and Scott Rosenberg (Life On Mars). The scribes will also executive produce the drama with Patterson himself, »
- Sarah Myles
A departure for Patterson who made his name penning the Alex Cross novel series, the global thriller deals with a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet.
As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic's mystery before humans become the endangered species.
Jeff Pinkner ("Fringe"), Andre Nemec ("Star-Crossed"), Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg ("Life on Mars") will co-write the script and will executive produce alongside James Mangold ("The Wolverine"), Cathy Konrad ("Girl, Interrupted"), Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.
The series will premiere next summer, becoming an event series much like the returning "Under the Dome" and the upcoming "Extant" are this Summer for the network.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Okay, I'm being a little misleading with that headline, but when I saw this news pass across the Hollywood trades, I couldn't help but think: "Holy crap, they're basically making Day of the Animals: The Series." THR reports the CBS (groaaaaan) has ordered up 13 episodes of Zoo, a series arriving in 2015 that is based on the novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec and Scott Rosenberg are writing and executive producing. Cathy Konrad of Scream is also on board to produce with James Mangold (The Wolverine).
- Ryan Turek
CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of Zoo, a drama based off of the novel of the same name by James Patterson to broadcast in summer 2014. The book, originally published in September 2012, tells the story of Jackson Oz, a young biologist who tries to get to the bottom of a series of violent animal attacks across the globe.
In a release, CBS revealed that Zoo the series would follow the plot of the book, with a young biologist looking into the source of the pandemic before it’s too late (though it did not state whether the young »
- Jackson McHenry
CBS said it would add a sci-fi drama, “Zoo,” to its lineup for next summer, continuing a recent effort to launch escapist fare with elements of the supernatural and the extraterrestrial for a time of year when broadcast networks once largely kept new programming on the shelf.
The series looks at the fallout from a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more coordinated and fierce, a young renegade biologist tries to unlock the pandemic’s mystery.
Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg wrote the script and are executive producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.
“’Zoo’ further demonstrates our commitment to high-quality, year-round programming and to high-concept series that »
- Brian Steinberg
CBS is continuing to build up its summer scripted bench. The network on Tuesday ordered an adaptation of James Patterson's thriller Zoo straight to series for summer 2015, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The network has picked up 13 episodes of the drama, whose script was co-written by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Josh Appelbaum (Life on Mars, Star-Crossed), Andre Nemec (Star-Crossed) and Scott Rosenberg (Life on Mars). The four will exec produce the CBS Television Studios drama alongside James Mangold (Walk the Line), Cathy Konrad (Girl, Interrupted), Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. CBS TV Distribution will
- Lesley Goldberg
James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine and Walk The Line, is in talks to helm Fox 2000's big screen biopic of NFL quarterback Joe Namath. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who worked with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma, are writing the screenplay.
Namath is one of the most beloved and revered figures in New York sports history. He was the first football player to achieve rock-star status, and is well-known for his colorful persona and statement fur coats, which he wore on the sidelines.
The biopic will tell the story of how the "golden-armed kid from Beaver Falls, Pa., became 'Broadway Joe,' the New York Jets quarterback and '60s cultural figure." Namath gained the nickname 'Broadway Joe' because he was a notorious party boy and womanizer.
Source: THR »
- Laura Frances
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