Scream 6: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the sequel

18 March 2022, 16:45

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By Sam Prance

All the Scream 6 release date, cast, spoilers, trailers and news about the movie you need to know.

Hello, Sidney! Scream, aka Scream 5, may have only just come out in cinemas but Scream 6 is now officially in the works and a release date has been announced.

Scream is back! 25 years after the original movie was released in cinemas, the beloved slasher franchise has returned with a "requel" (a rebooted sequel). Scream sees the surviving original Scream cast members return to Woodsboro after a new set of teens are terrorised by a new Ghostface. It's scary, it's funny, it's moving and both fans and critics alike are praising it.

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Now, the team behind the 2022 movie have confirmed that there will be a sixth Scream film. Here's everything you need to know about the future of the iconic franchise, including the cast, the release date, spoilers, news, trailers and what Neve Campbell has said about starring in a sixth edition of the films.

When does Scream 6 come out?

Scream 6: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the sequel
Scream 6: Release date, cast, spoilers and news about the sequel. Picture: LANDMARK MEDIA / Alamy Stock Photo, LANDMARK MEDIA / Alamy Stock Photo

Will there be a Scream 6?

Yes! Scream 6 is coming. On February 3, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Paramount will produce Scream 6 with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett returning to direct and James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick back to write the new script. They also confirmed that filming will begin this summer.

In a statement, Paramount said: "We are tremendously grateful to the fans around the world who enthusiastically received our film. We can’t wait for audiences to see what Radio Silence, writers Jamie & Guy and Project X have in store for our Woodsboro family."

When asked about making a sixth film, Scream directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett previously told Variety: "The whole experience has been such like a family experience, with the cast, with the crew, with the producers. Not to be corny, but it’s been a love fest, and I think we’d be crazy not to want to continue it."

Meanwhile, Scream queen Neve Campbell told ScreenRant: "It would seem there's always more stories to be told in Woodsboro and there is a taste for it. So, I think, if people love this one, I would imagine there will be an appetite and we, of course, would all love to be a part of it."

When is the Scream 6 release date?

Scream 6 will come out on March 31, 2023. Scream's official Twitter account confirmed the exciting news on March 18 2022 by tweeting: "Don’t forget to set your alarm. The new #ScreamMovie is coming to theatres March 31, 2023". Filming is due to begin this summer.


Will there be a Scream 6? Here's what Neve Campbell has said
Will there be a Scream 6? Here's what Neve Campbell has said. Picture: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Who will be in the Scream 6 cast?

This will all depend on whether or not Scream 6 is still set in Woodsboro but our guess is that most of the surviving Scream 5 cast will return for the sixth film. In other words, expect to see Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega return as Sam and Tara. It also seems likely that Mason Gooding (Chad) and Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy) will be back.

Not to mention, every Scream film has iconic new cast members so Scream 6 will likely feature multiple new faces.

Will Neve Campbell be in Scream 6?

As for the original cast, Neve Campbell has already told ScreenRant: "We, of course, would all love to be a part of it." This suggests that both she and Courteney Cox could return as Sidney and Gale.

As for David Arquette (Dewey) and Marley Shelton (Judy), we doubt that they will return now that their characters are both dead. Although they could appear in flashbacks.

Hayden Panettiere's Kirby from Scream 4 could also make an appearance now that we know she survived.

What will happen in Scream 6?

There's no word on a Scream 6 plot just yet. Also, given that every Scream film makes sure to keep its scripts highly under wraps, we doubt that we'll know much about it, until it's a) confirmed and b) released. With Sam and Tara both being the targets and new main characters in Scream though, it's possible that they'll be at the centre of Scream 6 too.

Scream 5 heavily satires requels and toxic fandoms. We imagine that Scream 6 will poke fun at different trends in equally iconic ways. It also seems definite that the Stab movies will make another reappearance in some way, shape or form.

Is there a Scream 6 trailer?

No. We doubt there'll be a trailer for quite some time but we'll keep you posted with any updates.

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