Surprise, Sidney! MTV's Scream The Series is no one-trick pony; the network officially announced today that it has picked up the boob-tube slasher for a second season. The first season only just aired its fifth episode yesterday, meaning the network didn't even need to wait for the back five episodes to air before pulling the trigger on a pickup. WTG, Ghost Face!
According to a press release, more than 21 million viewers have tuned in to the debut season of Scream on-air and the series has generated another 7.9 million streams across platforms. Hefty numbers for a series that some might have thought was doomed from the start.
“We couldn’t be happier ‘Scream’ has been renewed for a second season and that we have a wonderful working relationship with Doug Herzog, Stephen Friedman, Susanne Daniels, Mina Lefevre and her team,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. "The ‘Scream’ franchise has been such a huge part of our history and to watch it evolve, find a new generation of fans and succeed at MTV makes this all the more sweet. We promise even more scares, surprises, romance and of course kills in season two."
Scream airs Tuesday nights on MTV; check out our reviews of the show so far HERE.