On March 10th, 2023, Ghostface will once again grace the big screen for his return with Scream VI. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are again the creators, continuing with the storylines from their revival of the franchise, the fifth Scream.
Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding are all confirmed to be returning to the film. Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding were all introduced in the fifth Scream, but you may have also seen them on the screen for other reasons besides that.
Jenna Ortega got her start in shows like Stuck in the Middle, Jane the Virgin, and Elena of Avalor. Since her start, she has starred in Saving Flora, You, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, X, The Fallout, and most recently, the record-breaking Netflix series, Wednesday.
Melissa Barrera is most well-known for her role in In the Heights. More of her projects include Vida, Keep Breathing, Bed Rest, and Club de Cuervos. In addition, she began acting in telenovelas like Siempre tuya Acapulco and Tanto Amor.
Jasmin Savoy Brown began with minor roles in The Fosters and Grimm before guest starring on Brooklynn Nine-Nine. Since then, she has starred in The Leftovers, Yellow Jackets, For the People, Stitchers, and Sound of Violence.
Mason Gooding is best known for his role in the Hulu show Love, Victor. He has also been a part of Booksmart, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Let It Snow, Moonshot, and Fall.
Courteney Cox has been there since the beginning of the franchise, and Hayden Panettiere’s character, Kirby Reed, first made an appearance in Scream 4. In addition, Samara Weaving, Henry Czerny, Josh Segarra, Liana Liberato, Tony Revolori, and Dermot Mulroney are all joining for the first time. Not much is known about their characters, but it is assumed that Dermot Mulroney will fill Dewey’s spot. The original voice of Ghostface, Roger L. Jackson, will also be returning.
For the first time in the franchise’s history, Neve Campbell and David Arquette will not be returning. David Arquette is not returning for obvious reasons, but Neve Campbell’s is a bit more complicated. She had initially planned to return for the sixth film, but she decided not to after feeling like she wasn’t getting paid what she was truly worth. Considering that she’s been playing Sidney Prescott for 25 years, it makes sense that she would want to be paid the amount of worth that she has brought to the franchise.
It has been confirmed that this installment will take place in New York City. According to the synopsis, the four survivors have left Woodsboro behind. As you can see in the trailer above, this brings a ton of exciting new settings and possibilities to the table. First, we have a scene in a convenience store where Ghostface strikes again while chasing after the Carpenter sisters. He even manages to steal the storeowner’s gun. It is also revealed that Sam is going to therapy and confronting “the darkness inside of her.” It’s also mentioned multiple times that this isn’t just another Ghostface, and there’s never been one like this one, which seems to be true. One specific setting to take notice of is the movie theater turned into a museum that is basically a shrine to all the past murderers, putting their outfits and weapons on display.
Much of the information surrounding the movie and plot has been kept under wraps. It’s most likely a marketing move to ensure that whoever is behind the mask isn’t too easy to find out, but rather like a game for viewers.
If you would like to brush up on all your Scream knowledge before the new movie comes out, Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4, and Scream 5 are all available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime or YouTube. Scream 4 is available for streaming on Netflix, and Scream 5 is streaming on Paramount+.