It’s a Scream at MTV

MTV is taking its Scream pilot to series.

Scream

Scream

The US network has ordered a ten-episode season based on the 1996 horror film.

The announcement came via Twitter:

Earlier this year MTV ordered Scream to pilot, with a cast including Bex Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Carlson Young, and Amadeus Serafini.

It is produced by Dimension TV. Jill Blotevogel executive produces and showrunner. Harvey and Bob Weinstein also executive produce with Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad.

Scream will premiere in October 2015.

Zodiak Rights picks up another BBCWW exec

Zodiak Rights has hired a BBC Worldwide executive whose credits include The Musketeers and Da Vinci’s Demons.

Chris Stewart joins the distributor as head of scripted acquisitions, having previously worked as head of drama at BBCWW.

Stewart is the latest BBCWW executive to join Zodiak Rights, with Caroline Torrance joining as head of scripted earlier this year.

Their appointments follow Zodiak Rights and parent company Zodiak Media’s plans to increase their drama output.

Stewart joins in December and will report to Torrance.    

Trailer: BBC drama

Here’s a trailer of past, present and future drama series and films from the BBC.

Forthcoming series featured include The Casual Vacancy, Esio Trot, The Missing, One Child, The Interceptor, Wolf Hall, Banished, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and Poldark.

Old series include The Singing Detective, House Of Cards, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,  This Life, Pride and Prejudice, Criminal Justice, Small Island, Spooks, and Life On Mars.

More recent BBC dramas include The 7.39, The Honourable Woman, Burton and Taylor, Our Zoo, The Shadow Line, and Our Girl.

Hallmark takes third trip to Cedar Cove

Andie McDowell will reprise her role in Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove after the Hallmark Channel drama was renewed for a third season.

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove

Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove

The series, based on Macomber’s book series, delves into the world of Cedar Cove, a small but picturesque town that is home to romance, relationships and drama.

McDowell plays Olivia Lockhart, the revered Cedar Cove Municipal Court judge, lifetime town resident and loyal friend to many.

Season three is executive produced by Ron French and Stephen Harmaty in association with Dan Wigutow. The showrunner is Sue Tenney.