MTV’s ‘Scream’ Boss and Cast React to Death of Wes Craven

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MTV’s new horror series Scream is wrapping up its first season tonight, but the man who inspired the show won’t be along for the ride, and now one of the series bosses is letting audiences know how she feel about Wes Craven’s sudden passing.

Craven passed away Sunday, at the age of 76, after a long battle with brain cancer and Scream executive producer and co-showrunner Jill Blotevogel is shocked and hurt by his sudden death.

“We were totally blind-sided,” Scream co-showrunner Jill Blotevogel tells THR. “He has been such an incredible influence on us and essentially since I’ve been working on this series for a year and a half, I just realized that without Wes, I would have been doing something very different with my life. He made this possible and to lose him, I don’t know. I just think the world in general has lost some amazing entertainment to come.”

“Everyone on the show is kind of stunned,” executive producer Jill Blotevogel tells TVLine. “We were sucker-punched, and I know the world feels the same way, because he didn’t make his health issues public. I’m still a little sad.”

Jill also made her thoughts known via Twitter:

The cast of MTV’s Scream have also been sharing their thoughts on Craven’s passing:

A tribute to Wes is planned for tonight’s series finale as well. “I’m sure it’s going to be a solemn moment at the end dedicated to him,” says Blotevogel. “This is his world and this is his legacy. It certainly casts a bit of a sad air to the finale but I also hope that we do him justice. I hope somewhere he’s watching and enjoying the end to season one.”

The season finale of MTV’s Scream airs tonight at 10pm.

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