MTV has renewed the horror series Scream halfway into the show's freshman season, the network announced Wednesday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. The series, which is an extension of the hit film franchise created by Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven, premiered June 30 to 1.03 million viewers. Over the course of the show's first five episodes, Scream has averaged 60 percent increases in Live+3 over Live+Same day ratings week-to-week.
There were no details about the structure of Season 2, like whether or not it would be in a new setting and have new characters or whatnot, given that several characters have already been killed off. And with the anthology genre getting more and more popular, it seems like a direction Scream could go in order to continue murdering hot teens.
In TV.com's review of the series premiere, we wondered whether the series would be able to adapt the film without losing the suspense and drama that naturally occurred as a byproduct of a film's condensed running time, noting that at its core, the series was just another drama "about attractive high school kids doing high school things, with the somewhat ominous threat of death sort of hanging over their heads."
Are you still watching Scream? What do you hope to see in Season 2?