We won’t need to wait another decade for the next Scream movie. Eleven years after Scream 4, the fifth installment, simply titled Scream, was released earlier this year, and it was such a success that producers didn’t waste any time in announcing another sequel. Scream 6 is set to begin production soon, and the franchise veteran Courteney Cox recently teased her return as Gale Weathers.
Courteney Cox, who is also known for the role of Monica Geller in Friends, has been part of the Scream franchise from the very beginning. She starred in all five movies so far, and the sixth one won’t be an exception. Cox recently revealed that she got the script for the next installment (wow, they wrote it quickly), and as far as she knows, the production ought to start in June.
“I got the script yesterday. I haven’t read it yet, I just got it. I’m excited to read it, and I know they’re gonna start filming I think in June, in Canada. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say anything. Let me tell you the killer!” — Courteney Cox for Just for Variety with Marc Malkin
The Scream franchise kicked off in 1996 with the original movie directed by Wes Craven, who also directed three sequels in 1997, 2000, and 2011. Scream 5 was released last January, and it was the first movie of the franchise which wasn’t directed by Craven (who died in 2015). Scream 5 grossed almost $140 million against its budget of $24 million, and the critics praised it for honoring Craven’s legacy. The development of another sequel was announced in February 2022, and the script is already finished. They’re not wasting any time with this one.