“Everyone on the show is kind of stunned,” executive producer Jill Blotevogel tells TVLine. “We were sucker-punched, and I know the world feels the same way, because he didn’t make his health issues public. I’m still a little sad.”
Craven, who directed all four Scream movies, also served as an executive producer on the small-screen adaptation. Blotevogel confirmed that MTV will pay tribute to Craven in some way during the show’s Season 1 finale on Tuesday (10/9c).
“It feels pretty natural [to honor him]. The Scream finale would be nothing, it wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Wes,” she shares. “I’m sure there will be a moment-of-silence element to it. I’m not sure exactly what form it will take yet.”