Paramount and Spyglass have officially announced that Ghostface will return for a sixth installment of the Scream film franchise.
Since the release of Scream (2022), there has been an echo-chamber of chatter, theories and ideas for a sixth installment of the beloved horror film franchise. It's no surprise today that Paramount and Spyglass officially announced we'll be returning to Woodsboro. A sequel, Scream 6, is in development following the success of its predecessor. The reviews for the fifth installment have been more than favorable and the film has earned over $107.4 million at the box office worldwide. We can safely say that we're all eager to see the return of our legacy favorites along with any new characters that may have survived.
This is news that fans have eagerly awaited, but I doubt we thought it would come so soon after the release of Scream. In my own Letterboxd "spoiler free" review, I noted that the film, dedicated to Scream (1996) director Wes Craven didn't feel like a final chapter, but a new beginning. While I'm elated for another sequel with Radio Silence's Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett at the helm again to direct, James Vanderbilt and Guyt Busick returning to write the screenplay with Kevin Williamson producing—can that carefully crafted magic that so aptly mirrored the original be captured again? I'm hopeful that it can be, but I would like to see the addition of a female voice on the writing team as new characters that felt like footnotes are further flushed out.
Fans are reacting to the news and we're loving reading all of the excitedment filling up our timelines right now.
Scream is currently in theaters, but will be available to stream on Paramount+ and available to rent and stream on-demand on Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and more. Paramount announced in 2021 that all film titles would be moving to its streaming service after 30 to 45 days in theaters. Scream should arrive on Paramount+ around the second or third week of February 2022.