In June 2012, it was reported that MTV was in the early stages of developing a weekly television series based on the Scream film franchise. In April 2013, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that MTV had greenlit the pilot episode, with Wes Craven in talks to direct. In July 2013, it was reported that Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin had officially boarded the project to write the pilot script and in April 2014, it was reported by TVLine that the show will be penned by Jill Blotevogel. In August 2014, the series announced its cast as well as the director of the pilot episode, Jamie Travis. The series was originally planned to debut in mid-2014, however, this was changed to summer 2015.
On April 12, 2015, the first trailer for the series was aired during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards presented by Bella Thorne, also revealing the series's June 30, 2015 premiere date.
On November 9, 2015, it was announced that Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia will be stepping down as showrunners due to creative differences, although Blotevogel will remain a consultant on the series. Michael Gans and Richard Register are set to replace them for the second season.
On August 5, 2014, both the main cast and recurring cast were announced.However, Amy Forsyth dropped out and was replaced by Bex Taylor-Klaus. On February 22, 2015, it was revealed that Joel Gretsch, who was playing Sheriff Clark Hudson, had left the show as producers thought his character should go down a different path. He was replaced by Jason Wiles. On December 11, 2014, it was revealed that Bella Thorne will be a part of the cast. Thorne confirmed this during an interview saying, "Yes it's true. I will re-enact the famous scene of Drew Barrymore in the original series."
On April 22, 2015, True Blood actress Amelia Rose Blaire was confirmed to be joining the show as Piper Shaw which, by the character description, is a role similar to Gale Weathers from the Screamfilms.
On June 18, 2015, Bella Thorne confirmed she was offered the lead role in the series but turned it down in favor of a smaller role. She went on to explain, "I had the option to do the lead, but I thought I should choose this role because I felt it was more iconic, I thought it was just a little bit more and also I've never been killed on screen before. I've never been killed ever on anything that I've done. I've always been the character that lives at the end so it was my first time dying on screen which is pretty cool. I wouldn't say that my character isn't necessarily in any more of the episodes but you'll see!"
The show was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Filming of season one took place from April through July 2015. Filming for season 2 started in February 2016. The cast are set to complete filming by the beginning of July 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. More from wiki scream.