'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 (14)

  1. Rawballs Bargo

    If the SCREAM franchise will become a TV series I will never be a SCREAM fan anymore... I love all SCREAM movies from 1 to 3, and though 4 was just 'okay' and 'so-so' to me... ... If Kevin won't embrace another sequel of SCREAM I won't mind if Ehren Kruger will do the hugging of SCREAM 5.. duh.. SCREAM 3 was the ultimate SCREAM to me!!! and sir Kruger is a great writer. He wrote 'The Ring' and 'The Skeleton Key' etcetera... Make Roman Bridger and Jill Roberts as real brothers sir Ehren... And their father will appear in the next sequel as an unnoticeable and unknown person. He will act as a close friend of miss Prescott, maybe a manager or a close newscaster opponent of Gale Weathers... and Sidney will get shock, that her manager is Jill's father, also a dad of Roman and she will be surprise, knowing that Jill is her sister and not just a cousin... How's that for a sequel for you sir Kruger? ... sir Williamson?... =)

    3 months agoby @Rawballs-BargoFlag

  2. Rawballs Bargo

    As a suggestion? If SCREAM 5 will happened? Why not make Roman Bridger's father..... the killer! .. In the whole franchise, Roman's father was not mentioned and Roman in SCREAM 3 was just like crazy, trying to kill his sister just because of lack of love from her mother Maureen ... So make Roman Bridger Senior! as... Ghostface! He will kill Sid because Maureen did not finish his love with and transfer his love affair to Sidney's father, Neil Prescott.. :-D

    3 months agoby @Rawballs-BargoFlag

  3. Rawballs Bargo

    Ehren Kruger will be a huge saving grace if Kevin Williamson won't write the sequel for SCREAM 4. Williamson is the one who forced sir Wes Craven in making a 4th installment, now he's saying that he is way too busy because of his other works & shows on TV? Kruger can still be a hero again if the the 'original writer' won't write the storyline for SCREAM 5... Gosh! Kevin...

    3 months agoby @Rawballs-BargoFlag

  4. 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

    12 months agoby @Mr-Bad-AttitudeFlag

  5. A7sus4

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

    1 year agoby @a7sus4Flag

  6. 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 !?

    1 year agoby @luc-eccles-bironFlag

  7. AgentBlue

    Just make 5 and 6 forget a tv show.

    1 year agoby @agentblueFlag

  8. Writer220

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

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  9. The Real Goku

    Let Sidney be the killer. After going psycho

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  10. Brizzy

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

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  11. 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.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. thedude-abides

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

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  13. Monkeyiron 2.0

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

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  14. 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

    1 year agoby @jonspidey07Flag