Halloween treat as MTV confirms Scream

Youth-skewed channel MTV has taken its TV adaptation of horror movie franchise Scream to series.

A 10-episode series is scheduled to hit the air in October 2015, with MTV coproducing with Dimension TV, the television unit of Scream studio Dimension Films.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein will executive produce, alongside Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, Cathy Konrad and original movie director Wes Craven.

The pilot for the project was announced in May last year.

MTV already runs one successful horror-themed movie spin-off drama, Teen Wolf, the fifth season of which will likely be paired with Scream next year.