Scream VI–Jenna Ortega’s next project is sequel to last year’s horror hit

Last year Scream, the fifth movie in the horror series, delivered goofy slasher horror fun with all the right beats, proving once and for all the franchise is here to stay, joining the big moneymakers Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.  It was the first sequel in the franchise not directed by Wes Craven, who died in 2015.  Melissa Barrera established herself as the new series lead, but close behind was her sister, played by Jenna Ortega.  After she demonstrated her acting range in late 2022’s Netflix hit series Wednesday, everyone will be watching what Ortega does next, and that is Scream VI, coming in March.  It seems like a rapid production–getting a film out so quickly, but consider Scream had a major delay thanks to the pandemic.  Courtney Cox is back with Roger L. Jackson’s voice behind the mask, both from the original cast, joined by some great choices from the fantasy and horror genres past and present, including Ready or Not’s Samara Weaving, Heroes’ Hayden Panettiere, and Spider-Man regular Tony Revolori–who showed his range in Willow this year.

Check out the first trailer for Scream VI:

Look for Scream VI in theaters March 10, 2023, but expect it to be streaming shortly thereafter via platforms like Paramount+, Peacock, or Amazon Prime.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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