MTV’s Scream will return to MTV for a second season, but with two new showrunners.
The co-showrunners from the series’ first season, Jill Blotevogal and Jamie Paglia, are stepping down from their roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The reason behind the big change is reportedly that producers from the show’s production company Dimension TV weren’t impressed by the creative direction of the series. After averaging only 755,000 total viewers during its first season, the bosses reportedly felt it was time for a change.
Blotevogal, who helped develop the series, will continue working on the show as a “consultant consult”, but Paglia has decided to part ways with the series completely.
Replacing the pair as the new co-showrunners are are Michael Gans and Richard Register (Make It or Break It, Celebrity Deathmatch), who previously served as frequent collaborators on the series.
Blotevogel previously stated that she foresaw the show as a possible anthology series. “If it works in a bigger way, and [the fans] do open up their minds to the idea of doing something more like an anthology where we go to a new town with a new mythology and new characters and we embrace that aspect of it, I think they’re open to anything, really. The first step is seeing how people respond to season one,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview during the show’s first season.
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