10:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
MTV's 'Scream' Casts Its Sheriff, Hot Teacher, 'Arrow' Favorite
Two weeks after announcing the bulk of its core cast, the adaptation of Kevin Williamson's hit film franchise has added four new faces, with Arrow favorite Bex Taylor-Klaus replacing the previously set Amy Forsyth.
Jamie Travis (Faking It) will direct the pilot, which hails from Dimension Films and The Weinstein Co. Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds, Revenge) penned the original script, with Jill Blotevogel (Harper's Island, Ravenswood) on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Harvey and Bob Weinstein will exec produce MTV's reboot alongside Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena and Cathy Konrad, all of whom served in the same capacity on the original franchise. Williamson is not involved in the MTV take. Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, who originally brought the Scream project to MTV in 2012, will also exec produce via their DiGa Vision banner.
Willa Fitzgerald will star as Emma Duvall, a classic beauty whose looks and popularity hide a natural shyness and intellectual nature. Her new life with the "in crowd" leaves her estranged from her childhood best friend, Audrey. Emma is the lead in MTV's Scream take and bears a resemblance to Neve Campbell's tortured high school student Sidney Prescott in the 1996 feature film.
Taylor-Klaus, who has been recurring on The CW's Arrow as DC Comics character Sin and whose credits also include The Killing and House of Lies, will replace Forsyth in role of Audrey, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor. She's described as an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker.
Bobby Campo (The Final Destination) will recur as Seth Branson, a hot English teacher at Lakewood High who has an easy charm and is clearly one of the "cool" teachers, who can go with it if a lesson plan gets a little off-track.
Connor Weil (Sharknado) will be a series regular and portray Will Belmont, an all-American high school basketball player who adores his girlfriend, Emma (Fitzgerald).
Joel Gretsch (Witches of East End, V, The 4400) is set as Sheriff Clark Hudson, a good guy and good sheriff who is father to Kieran (Amadeus Serafini). David Arquette famously portrayed the lovable sheriff in Williamson's features.
Taylor-Klaus is repped by Corsa and Curtis Talent; Weil is repped by Osbrink Agency and the Michael Abrams Group; Campo is with Domain, Mosaic and Felker Toczek; and Gretsch is with APA, Mosaic and Sloane Offer.