Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced Scream 4 star Hayden Panettiere will return for the upcoming sequel Scream 6. She joins the previously announced returning cast that includes Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega (via Variety). Original scream queens Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox are also set to return.
In the 2011 film, her character Kirby Reed was only seen stabbed on screen but never seen dead leading to her eventual return. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett return to co-direct the sequel from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Production begins later this summer.
Scream 6 hits theaters March 31, 2023