Scream VI | Release Date, Returning and New Cast, Trailer, and Everything We Know so Far About the Slasher Sequel

It will be soon that the Scream franchise’s upcoming film arrives. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett shared the directing duties. Both collaborated on the most recent Scream (2022) movie and earlier efforts like Ready or Not. James Vanderbilt and Gary Busick wrote the upcoming film Scream VI, which is based on characters created by Kevin Williamson. On Ready or Not and the first Scream film, the authors also worked with Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett; Vanderbilt made a brief cameo as the devil Mr. LeBail.

The new Scream movie is being made by the production firms Spyglass Media Group, Project X Entertainment, and Radio Silence Productions. William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, and Paul Neinstein, all listed as producers on the first Scream, are producing it.

Scream VI : What Is It About?

One of the first horror films to offer a “meta” experience was the original Scream from 1996, in which the main characters were aware of typical horror movie clichés and tropes. In addition to providing comedic relief at times, this allowed the characters to (at least attempt to) make more intelligent choices as they attempted to locate and apprehend the Ghostface killer.

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The characters once more make use of their familiarity with horror film clichés in the fifth edition of the Scream franchise. Scream 2022, without giving away any major spoilers.

They quickly conclude that the new killer committing “requels” or “legacy-quels” of the fictional Stab movies from earlier episodes, picking victims who somehow connected to the characters from the original. It essentially consists of “whole new characters backed by heritage characters,” to use Mindy Meeks-(Jasmin Martin’s Savoy Brown) words.

The surviving Carpenter sisters Sam and Tara, as well as the twins Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin, will go to New York City to flee Woodboro. And its sinister past in Scream VI, which will begin just where Scream (2022) left off. They want to start over in a different city. Still, when a new Ghostface begins murdering people nearby, they suddenly drawn into yet another meta-slasher-whodunnit situation. Fewer story details enhance the viewing experience. Just like in other recent “whodunnit” films like Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The cast members are the only reliable sources of information that we have. Who among the “legacy” characters and fresh faces will identified as the new murderer?

Who Is in Scream VI?

In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera and Mason Gooding seen riding the subway with the Babadook in the background. Image source: Paramount Pictures

Any Scream movie’s cast guaranteed to be an ensemble, so to make things a little simpler, we’ll categorize them as “new(ish)” characters, “heritage” characters, and wholly new characters.

As Tara Carpenter, Jenna Ortega will return. The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Studio 666, and Ti West’s A24 thriller, X, have recently made the titular star of Tim Burton’s Wednesday series the newest inductee into the “Scream Queen” hall of fame.

As Sam Carpenter, Tara’s elder sister, Melissa Barrera, will make another appearance in Scream VI. She might be both a suspect and a victim in the newest movie due to her contentious family history from the 2022 movie. Besides the most recent Scream film, Barrera’s most well-known performance was as Liv Rivera in the television miniseries Keep Breathing. Alongside Anthony Ramos, who is most known for playing Hamilton on Broadway, she also played Vanessa in the musical In The Heights.

Joining the Carpenter sisters in New York City. Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding will return as identical twins Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin. They also have a blood relationship with one of the terrible victims from the first movie: Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy), niece and nephew. Gooding is most recognized for his role as Andrew in the TV show Love, Victor. The television series Yellowjackets. Which will start its second season in late March 2023 on Showtime, is most known for featuring Jasmin Savoy Brown as the teenage Taissa.

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The only Scream series character to appear in each film is Gale Weathers, who still played by Courtney Cox. Before teaming forces with Sydney Prescott and falling in (and out of) love with David Arquette’s Dewey character in Scream. The Friends star first appeared as a secondary adversary.

Hayden Panettiere, a further veteran of the Scream franchise, will reprise her role as Kirby Reed. It wasn’t until 2022 Scream that an Easter Egg surprise revealed that Panettiere’s character in Scream 4 had survived that her status as an unconfirmed victim changed. She seen on set with Jasmin Savoy Brown on August 6. Just before Scream VI’s production ended, confirming her role’s return.

The following actors will introduced as new friends (or foes) from New York City as Alison, David, Carly, and Gabe, respectively: Devyn Nekoda (Sneakerella), Josh Segarra (She-Hulk: Attorney at Law), Liana Liberato (If I Stay), Jack Champion (Avatar: The Way of Water), and Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: No Way Home). It’s not yet known what parts these characters will play in the most recent Scream movie. But they will be joined by Ready or Not’s lead actress, Samara Weaving. Weaving’s involvement made more mysterious because her role has yet to be given a name.

Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) will also be joining the cast as police officer Williams. Possibly replacing Dewey Riley, in addition to these new roles. Henry Czerny, a Canadian actor who will portray the part of “Professor Freddie,” will be with him. In the previous movie Ready or Not, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Czerny played the character Tony.

Last but not least, Roger L. Jackson will play the Ghostface killer in the film. Since the 1996 original, Jackson has provided the voice of the masked killer for every Scream-related production. Including the 2019 spinoff television series Scream: Resurrection.

Unfortunately, due to a pay-related disagreement, Neve Campbell, who played Sidney Prescott, will not participate in the sequel. She declared, “Unfortunately, I won’t be directing the next Scream movie. I have had to put in a lot of effort as a woman in my job to prove my worth, particularly regarding Scream. The offer did not reflect the value I had contributed to the franchise. Moving on has been a tough decision. I’m grateful to all of my Scream fans. You have always shown me such fantastic support. I will always be thankful for everything this brand has done for me over the past 25 years.

When Did Scream VI Film?

The first day of filming in Montreal, Canada, was June 9, 2022, ending in late August. To tease eager spectators, carefully timed photoshoots featuring both new and returning characters published.

When Does Scream 6 Come Out?

The horror film gods have been kind to us since Scream VI has now been delayed until March 31, 2023, in the United States. The newest entry in the Scream franchise will make its premiere three weeks sooner than anticipated on March 10, as now planned. There is currently no information on when the movie will be accessible on Paramount’s streaming service, Paramount+.

Showtime offers access to the 2022 Scream movie. If you haven’t watched it yet, you should, especially before viewing Scream VI, the sixth entry in the Scream franchise. Which has cleverly promoted as ScreaIVI. On Starz, the original 1996 version of the movie is also streamable (and highly recommended).

More Information

Genre: Horror, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language: English

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Producer: William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein

Writer: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick

Release Date (Theaters): Mar 10, 2023  Wide

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

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