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Scream 6
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Ghostface will return!
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett
Produced by
Written by James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick
Starring Courteney Cox
Hayden Panettiere
Melissa Barrera
Jenna Ortega
Jasmin Savoy Brown
Mason Gooding
Dermot Mulroney
Jack Champion
Liana Liberato
Devyn Nekoda
Josh Segarra
Music by
Distributed by Spyglass Media Group
Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) March 31, 2023
Running time
Language English
Budget $35,000,000
Gross revenue
Preceded by Scream
Followed by

Scream 6 is an upcoming slasher film that was officially announced on February 3, 2022.[1] The film serves as a sequel to Scream (2022) and as the sixth installment in the Scream franchise.

It will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, serving as writers on the project. Production is set to begin in Canada in June 2022.[2]

On March 18, 2022, it was announced that the film would be released on March 31, 2023.[3]


In the next installment, the four survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.

Cast & Characters

Confirmed characters

Rumoured characters

The Rules




It was confirmed early on that Scream (2022) was set to relaunch the Scream franchise and it was believed that a sixth installment would happen. In January 2022, Campbell and the film's directors expressed interest in making future films in the series.[4]

After the fifth film surpassed $100 million at the box office, a sixth film was officially green-lit on February 3, 2022, with the same creative team returning.[1] Cox confirmed her involvement in March, while also stating she had received the script and production would begin in Canada in June 2022.[2] On March 18, 2022, it was announced that the film would be released on March 31, 2023.[3]

In April 2022, Production Weekly magazine confirmed that production would begin on June 6th, 2022 and end in August 2022 in Montreal, Canada. A sole scene featuring Gale Weathers is set to be filmed first.[5] In May 2022, Paramount confirmed the return of Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy.[6] The next day, it was confirmed that Hayden Panettiere would reprise her role as Kirby Reed.[7] In June, it was announced that Dermot Mulroney had joined the cast as a police officer.[8] On June 6th, the day filming was set to begin, Neve Campbell announced that she would not be returning to the franchise due to a pay dispute. Filming was then delayed by three days.

On June 16th, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda and Josh Segarra were added to the cast.[9]


In March 2022, it was announced that Paramount Pictures will distribute the film and is aiming for a March 18, 2023 release.


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Notes and Trivia

  • The film was officially announced in February 2022, with directors Olpin and Gillet returning and screenwriters Busick and Vanderbilt confirmed as well.
  • It is likely that Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, and Jasmin Savoy Brown will reprise their roles.
  • Neve Campbell announced that she would reprise her role if the script was good.[10]
  • Courteney Cox confirmed in March 2022 that she would be reprising her role and had received the first draft of the script.[2]
  • Rumours arose in March 2020 that a leaked draft of the movie revealed that Christina Carpenter, Leslie Macher, and a character named Rory would all be new characters appearing in the film.
  • Paramount confirmed in May 2022, that Hayden Panettiere would reprise her role as Kirby Reed.[11]
  • Dermot Mulroney was added to the cast in June 2022.
  • There were rumors that Courteney Cox would no longer be returning due to scheduling conflicts however Jenna Ortega confirmed at the MTV Awards that Courteney would still be apart of the film.
  • Neve Campbell announced on June 6th that she would not return to the franchise due to a pay dispute.[12]
    • A day later, a group of Scream fans started a website showing their support to Neve and issuing a letter to Paramount Pictures.
  • Filming officially commenced on June 10th, 2022, and leaked photos revealed the film would be set in New York City.