Scream canceled after Season 3? The survival odds don’t seem promising after MTV delayed, reformatted and shortened the upcoming third season into a three-night ‘event’.
However, network chief Chris McCarthy says the anthology experiment could keep the franchise alive “every year,” taking it into Season 4, 5, 6 and beyond, per THR:
Scream is an amazing franchise. Why not? We had a great partnership with [producers] the Weinsteins and said let’s throw the rule book out. Let’s look at the broader culture and see where we see opportunities and then let’s push ourselves. We came to a great place where we were like let’s just make this amazing six-hour event and bring in musicians and pop culture storylines. How do we actually make this a fun event that we could potentially do every year? That is our hope.
On whether Scream will get a new cast and storyline each season, should the ‘reboot’ prove successful:
What FX did in American Horror Story was groundbreaking. We would like to do that in this genre with more comedic sensibility, a little bit younger and a little less serious. We think that it’s a great model. We’re going to elevate our own stakes by doing it as a three-night, six-hour event, running into the streaming of it all and actually create events around the country too. I think we’re probably going to see those stories and those characters change but a great horror story is a great horror story.
Where do you stand on the future of Scream? Should it be cancelled or continued into Season 4? Are you happy with the series going down the anthology route?
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of MTV’s Scream…