Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega & More Returning for “Scream” Sequel

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Scream did a great job reviving this beloved horror franchise earlier this year, and there’s more where it came from. This box office hit is officially getting a sequel and it will see Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega return to their respective roles.

The four actors led Scream’s new generation of actors in the fifth movie in the series, joining the old guard that included Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell. Their characters are expected to leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter after surviving Ghostface’s killing spree.

This announcement comes a few months after Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures have given the sequel the green light and the film’s writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick said they’re honored to come back for another round.

“Getting to collaborate once again with our friends on the next installment of the Scream story is more than we could have hoped for. We are overwhelmed that we get to continue to play in the sandbox that Kevin and Wes created,” said the duo in a statement.

The next Scream movie will premiere on March 31, 2023 and the Radio Silence duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are expected to return as directors.