Joel Gretsch has left the cast of the Scream TV series.
Joel Gretsch, from Taken, V and The 4400 has left the cast of MTV’s Scream, the upcoming TV adaptation of the big-screen franchise.
Producers have decided to take the character of Sheriff Hudson, the town’s “charming, charismatic, capable” lawman, down a different path.
The series-regular role of Sheriff Hudson will be recast, no news as of yet of a replacement.
This recasting is the second major change for the TV show: Amy Forsyth, from Reign, has been replaced by Bex Taylor-Klaus, from Arrow, to play the character of Audrey, an artsy loner.
Aside from Bex Taylor-Klaus, the cast includes Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House and Royal Pains), Carlson Young (Key and Peele), Connor Weil (Sharknado and McFarland, USA), John Karna (The Neighbors) and Tracy Middendorf (The Last Ship and Boardwalk Empire).
The story of the Scream TV series starts "with a YouTube video going viral, which will have adverse repercussions for Audrey and seemingly serve as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to [her] town’s troubled past.”
The series has been written by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, previous work includes Criminal Minds and Revenge, and will be directed by Jamie Travis, who has directed 8 episodes of Faking It.
Scream is based off the series of horror films starting from back in 1996 with three sequels following after, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, about a masked killer who begins killing teenagers in the small town of Woodsboro.
Season 1 of Scream will consist of 10 episodes and will air sometime in the fall.