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Everything We Know About Scream 6 So Far

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In January, Scream fans were delighted to see the return of the franchise with the ‘requel’ — that’s part reboot, part sequel — directed by Ready or Not duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.

The film marked the first in the franchise since horror icon and original Scream director Wes Craven‘s death and brought the audience back to Woodsboro where, once again, a new Ghostface Killer was slaughtering teens.

Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox all signed on to reprise their iconic roles as Sidney, Dewey and Gale for Scream, alongside Roger L. Jackson — aka the voice of Ghostface — and Marley Shelton as Woodsboro Sheriff Judy Hicks.

The film also introduced a new generation of Scream stars in Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Kyle Gallner, some of whom even made it to the end of the film.

The film was received well by critics and audiences alike, and soon enough, Scream 6 was announced.

Of course, this left fans wondering which of our Scream survivors would be joining us for Scream 6, what will the new one be about, and most importantly, when can we all go see it?

Here’s everything we know so far about Scream 6.

Who Will Star in Scream 6?

Let’s start with the big guns: So far, there’s no official word on whether Neve Campbell will return as Sidney Prescott, but the Scream Queen did confirm that Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett had reached out to her about reprising her iconic role.

“They have approached me,” Campbell said in February at Mad Monster Party, per Halloween Daily News. “There’s no script yet. There is a draft coming in soon is what I was told. Actually, I was supposed to call a producer yesterday, because he wanted to talk to me about what’s going on. You know, we’ll see. I’ll read the script and see how I feel.”

Meanwhile, Gillett told Radio Times in April that the OG characters of Sidney and Gale Weathers are “such an integral part of the world of Scream.

“So whether they are there or not, they’re there, right?” Gillett said. “You can’t have a Scream movie without their influence, without this sense of what that legacy is. I will stop there before it gets too dangerous.”

Courteney Cox, who plays Gale Weathers, has officially signed on to reprise her role, though, telling Just for Variety in March that filming would commence in June 2022.

All four of the Scream stars whose characters survived the fifth film — Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Melissa Barrera — have also signed on to reprise their roles as Tara, Mindy, Chad and Sam, respectively.

Interestingly, Hayden Panettiere has also been announced to reprise her Scream 4 role as Kirby Reed. Kirby was a fan favourite character who was thought to have died in 2011’s Scream 4, but director Wes Craven later said that he didn’t believe her character had really died, opening the door for her return.

Although Panettiere was absent from Scream, the filmmakers did leave eagle-eyed fans confirmation that her character was alive, in the form of a thumbnail on YouTube titled “Interview with Woodsboro Survivor Kirby Reed”:

What is Scream 6 About?

While details on the new sequel are scarce at the moment, Scream 6 is said to revolve around the four survivors of the new generation as they leave town to start a new chapter.

Fans are speculating that the film will be set at college and follow the ‘requel’ concept by recreating elements from 1997’s Scream 2, but this is unconfirmed.

When is Scream 6 Coming Out?

Currently, Scream 6 is slated for release on March 31st, 2023.

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