By Josh Reilly B.
The Scream franchise is going full steam ahead after its return earlier this year with Scream, a classically self-aware film that touched upon relevant subjects like reboots, sequels, and toxicity within fandoms. The film, sharing its name with the first title in the franchise (something that the Halloween franchise also did), received generally positive reviews and sports a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes. Scream also performed well at the box office despite debuting at the height of the spread of the Omicron variant, earning over $140 million worldwide.
Now, the franchise is set to continue with a new installment arriving on March 31, 2023. The creative team behind the well received sequel are returning, including directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett as well as screenwriters James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick. As of now, there are no plot details available, but it’s safe to assume that there will be at least some returning characters from the last outing as many of the stars survived the film.
Courtney Cox recently confirmed that she would be returning, and it seems likely that Neve Campbell will return as Sophie Prescott once again. At this time, it remains unclear if David Arquette will appear in the next film, as his character was killed in the last outing, but the actor has been a mainstay in the franchise and given the newer titles’ extreme meta approach to reboots, sequels, and remakes, a return for Sheriff Dewey doesn’t seem entirely out of the question. Franchise newcomers Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera are also safe bets to reprise their roles.
Scream is available now on VOD, and Scream 6 will debut March 31, 2023.