You might not have seen the last of Ghostface after all. According to Kevin Williamson, writer of Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 4, plans for two more additions in the franchise are still kickin’ around.
“It’s weird, when I pitched Scream 4, I pitched Scream 4, 5 and 6,” Williamson explained to a few journalists, including Cinefilles, following a panel for his new TV show Stalker at the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Thursday. “I pitched a whole new trilogy. I guess Scream 4 never took off in a way they hoped, and so…”
While Williamson went on to confirm what any Scream fan already knows–he’s “not involved” in the series development anymore, as Wes Craven and his team are “done with [him]”–he also noted that these original pitches could very well turn into something bigger in the future, if all goes well. “It’s all here [pointing to his head] and my computer … if they wanna buy it from me!” he said with a smirk.
It’s very possible the Craven crew might want to do just that if the Scream TV series currently in development at MTV turns into a hit. Williamson is not involved in that in any capacity, not even as a consultant, but tells Cinefilles that he might tune in, as a viewer.
“I’m curious. I’ll watch it. I’ll give it a go,” he said from the TCA stage at the Beverly Hills Hilton. “Teen Wolf turned out to be a fun romp–I enjoy the hell out of that–so maybe MTV’s on a roll and it will be a good, cool thriller.”
In a way, Williamson is working on an alternative Scream series with his latest offering, Stalker. As he told journalists during the panel, the series, which follows a detective unit specially focused on stalkers, actually came to his mind way back in 1998 when he was promoting Scream 2 and he “finally became aware of the TMU,”or LAPD’s Threat Management Unit, after an encounter with an “overzealous fan.”
“Someone broke into my house after leaving letters,” he revealed, before assuring the crowd that things were wrapped up thanks to the LAPD.
Emily is covering the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour live from the Beverly Hills Hilton from June 12 – 22. Tune in every day for new pieces and follow her tweets at @Cinefilles and @emilygagne.