MTV has begun to seek a cast for its one-hour drama pilot reboot of Wes Craven's teen slasher, Scream. The pilot, which was written by Jill Blotevogel (Ravenswood, Eureka), according to TV Line begins with a YouTube video going viral which has adverse repercussions that mostly consist of drawing the slasher in. Yikes.

TV Line also dug up the deets on four of the main characters:

Harper Duval: A 16-year-old beauty “who’s a little too introverted and intellectual to be a social butterfly” but has nevertheless been annointed by the popular crowd to be one of their own. “She feels guilty that she has drifted away from former best friend Audrey,” but at least she’s got a Gilmore Girls-esque relationship with mom Maggie to keep her sane.

Audrey Jesen: Haper’s former BFF is described as “the bi-curious daughter of a Lutheran pastor” who’s “more arresting-looking than pretty.” This “artsy loner” dreams of being a filmmaker and shares a close bond with tech genius Noah.

Noah Foster: Audrey’s closest confidante is “creative, brilliant and tech-savvy enough to be the next Steve Jobs.” Lucky for him, he’s got a great sense of humor (“a la John Cusack in his teen prime”) that helps him navigate the halls of his high school. What’s more, Noah possesses “an encyclopedic knowledge of books, films, TV, apps, etc.”
Margaret “Maggie” Duval: Harper’s mom, in her early to mid-40s, is the town’s medical examiner, “a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty.” Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Harper’s dad abandoned them. Oh, and she’s harboring “a dark secret from her past.”

Will this be another nostalgia-fest? Will the young, older, and very young generations all seek common ground on this show? Will the very young now be keen that psycho killer shows are way superior to shows about zombies, monsters, and vampires? Only time will tell.

[via TV Line]