MTV Places Series Order for Scripted Thriller Deadline
MTV has placed an order for a new drama series. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel has now "gone 4-for-4, picking up all four of its scripted pilots to series. The latest to get a series nod is thriller drama pilot 'Eye Candy,' which has received an order for 10 episodes."
The pilot will be reshot and the project will undergo extensive cast changes, the piece notes, adding that "Eye Candy" "joins recently picked-up coming of age drama 'Finding Carter,' which has a 12-episode order, and new comedy series 'Faking It' and 'Happyland,' both with 8-episode pickups."
The report adds: "'Eye Candy,' from top genre feature producer Jason Blum, stars Victoria Justice as tech genius Lindy, who begins to suspect that one of her online suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, she works with the hackers to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice."
Along with Justice, the cast of the "Eye Candy" pilot included Harvey Guillen, Nico Tortorella, Olesya Rulin, Justin Martin and Lilan Bowden. "Of them, only Guillen will stay on alongside Justice, with all other roles recast for a new pilot episode," the story reports.