'Scream 5' to End the Series, 'Scream' TV Series Will Go in a New Direction

Producer Harvey Weinstein wants to end the movie franchise to focus on the MTV series, which takes things in a supernatural direction.
Harvey Weinstein talks Scream 5 and the Scream TV series
Harvey Weinstein talks Scream 5 and the Scream TV series
For those who haven't seen Scream 4, there will be spoilers throughout the rest of this article. Harvey Weinstein revealed at the Zurich International Film Festival that he wants his brother Bob Weinstein, who heads up The Weinstein Company's genre division, Dimension Films, to make Scream 5, which will end the Ghostface franchise.

"Everyone lived in Scream 4. I'm begging him to do the movie and just end it. We've milked that cow."

Back in April 2011, just before the release of Scream 4, director Wes Craven revealed that the sequel is intended to be the start of a new trilogy. The director also told us in September 2011 that Scream 5 is definitely happening, although that was the last we have heard about the sequel until now. Scream 4 earned just $38.1 million at the domestic box office, and $97.1 million worldwide, from a $40 million budget.

While making the press rounds in Zurich, Harvey Weinstein also spoke about the Scream TV series, which was given a pilot order in April by MTV, with Wes Craven directing the pilot. While we don't have a direct quote from Harvey Weinstein, he revealed that the series won't have much to do with the original movie franchise, representing a new direction with supernatural elements. We reported in July that Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (Revenge) have signed on to write the pilot episode.

Do you think Scream 5 is a good idea? Are you excited for a supernatural Scream TV series? Let us know!

Scream 5 is in development and stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette.

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Comments (11)

  1. Mr. Bad Attitude

    they should just leave it alone. no scream 5 no tv show they made some really bone head mistakes with 3 and 4 and the movies weren't scary at all after the first film. it started out as a really good concept and ended in a huge corny spectacle of boring dialogue and recycled jokes

    8 months agoby @Mr-Bad-AttitudeFlag

  2. A7sus4

    Scream 4 was the best one since the first; make another one (at least).

    11 months agoby @a7sus4Flag

  3. Luc Eccles Biron

    I always loved the Scream movies but that TV show idea is horrible, do 5 and finish it ... who the hell wants MTV to take care of Scream anyway !?

    11 months agoby @luc-eccles-bironFlag

  4. AgentBlue

    Just make 5 and 6 forget a tv show.

    11 months agoby @agentblueFlag

  5. Writer220

    A show, no thanks, just make film 5 & 6.

    11 months agoby @writer220Flag

  6. The Real Goku

    Let Sidney be the killer. After going psycho

    11 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  7. Brizzy

    that show is so getting cancelled..
    Also, im glad the series is finally ending.. hated those f*cking movies

    11 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  8. skywise

    I loved the first Scream but 2 and 3 were so bad. Surprisingly I found part 4 enjoyable but I am glad they are deciding to let it go.

    But as @thedude-abides says...a tv series based on supernatural occurrences is garbage.

    11 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. thedude-abides

    Might that new direction be...in the trash? lol

    11 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  10. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Yea kill bitches off!!! Sydney lives Dewey lives and that chick Dewey is banging lives dafuq kill people off

    11 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  11. JonSpidey07

    the part I like is that they will make another Scream movie :)
    I love all 4 movies so much

    a TV series sounds like an 'meh' idea but if it works then ok

    11 months agoby @jonspidey07Flag