On June 4, 2012, it was reported that MTV were in the early stages of developing a weekly television series spin-off from the franchise.  Later the same day, David Arquette confirmed that he would not be a part of the television series.  On April 25, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that MTV has greenlit the TV series, with Wes Craven in talks of directing the pilot.  On July 26, 2013, it was reported that Criminal Minds writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin have officially boarded the project to pen the pilot script. The series is set to debut in 2015.  On April 2, 2014, it was reported by TVLine that the show will be penned by Jill Blotevogel ( Ravenswood , Harper's Island , Eureka ), and will focus on a YouTube video gone viral, which will have adverse repercussions for teenagers of Lakewood and serve as the 'catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past.'  The leads are set with Willa Fitzgerald , Bex Taylor-Klaus , Bobby Campo , Connor Weil, Carlson Young and John Karna .  The script by Jill Blotevogel of the pilot episode, originally titled "Red Roses", was published in February 2015 on the blog Bleeding Cool .