In the Season 1 finale episode, characters discuss using a landline in Brooke (Carlson Young)'s home to call for help. Jake (Tom Maden) then says "A land line? What is this, 1996?" 1996 is the year the first "Scream" movie came out.
For all the scenes Emma (Willa Fitzergerlad) is on the phone talking to the killer on the other line, the voice on the phone was actually one of the assistant directors, who just read the lines in the room. She had no idea what the killer's voice was going to sound like until she watched the final cut.
It was announced in September 2014 by Fun World, the company that holds the rights to the mask, that Ghostface will not be in the tv show. That may change in later years, but as of now he is not in it.
The killer's mask was originally stated by the producers as being made of flesh, and can vaguely be seen in promotional teasers. After the pilot was finished, the mask was digitally altered in the opening scene and certain scenes reshot to include the white mask used instead.
In a Q&A on her Facebook page, a fan asked Bella Thorne if she was starring in the Scream TV Series. She replied saying, "Yes it is true. i will re-enact the famous scene of Drew Barrymore in the original series."
On Feburary 22nd 2015, it was revealed that Joel Grestch (who originally played Sheriff Clark Hudson) had left the show as producers thought his character should go down a different path. This is the second actor to leave the show, the first being Amy Forsyth, who was originally playing the role of Audrey Jensen before being replaced by Bex Taylor-Klaus.
It was announced on June 3rd, 2012, that former MTV network executives, Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, are looking for someone to write a pilot for a potential series based on the Scream series. In 2013, it was reported, that Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin of Criminal Minds fame had been hired to write the script for the pilot episode.
The name of the coffee shop that Emma works at (and other characters frequent) is called "The Grindhouse". In respects to cinema, a Grindhouse is a term used to define a theater that centers on displaying exploitation films, which typically center on niche genres and explicit content.
In a scene in "The Orphanage" (S2) where Emma receives a tape in her locker, on the mirror it says "Play Me". A nod to the Saw franchise as Jigsaw would place tapes around the rooms he used for the people he "tested" and left notes that says "Play Me".
Bella Thorne will be returning in future episodes, supposedly in flashback scenes. Thorne told us that episodes down the way will be explaining what happened to her character leading up to the events of the pilot.
The characters from the series reflect the characters from the original movie. Emma and Sidney, Brooke/Riley and Tatum, Noah/Audrey and Randy, Jake and Stu, Will/Kieran and Billy, Nina and Casey, Tyler and Steve
There will not be a death in every episode. However, all episodes are focused on the deaths that occur. The difference being that in some episodes, viewers will get to see characters mourning and coping with the deaths featured in other episodes.
There are several references to the 1990 TV show "Twin Peaks." Both shows have the same underlining plot: an important and popular girl is murdered, and it affects the whole town. To begin with, Mr. Branson's name is later discovered to be Seth Palmer, who shares a surname with the main character of "Twin Peaks", Laura Palmer. Also, the character Audrey Jensen has the same first name as Audrey Horne in "Twin Peaks." Audrey Horne's character is actually very similar to Audrey Jensen's. Not to mention, Detectice Brock actually comments that the town reminds her of Twin Peaks to the Sheriff during Epsiode 6.
In season 2 episode 12 'When a Stranger Calls' the movie playing at the movie theatre which Emma and Audrey hide out at, the movie playing is 'When a Stranger Calls', matching the title of the episode.
Did you know the house used as Nina's where she meets her untimely demise was also used in the 2007 movie Fracture starring Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins. It was also used in season 5 of American Horror Story(Hotel) as one of the murder scenes of the ten commandments killer