Hayden Panettiere to Return as Kirby Reed for 'Scream 6'

Announced today by Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures, Hayden Panettiere will make her return as fan-favorite character Kirby Reed in the upcoming sixth Scream film, reprising her role from Scream 4.

Panettiere will join returning cast members Melissa Barrera (“Sam,”) Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy,”) Mason Gooding (“Chad,”) and Jenna Ortega (“Tara”).

In the new film, the Scream saga continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.

At the helm are Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Scream, Ready or Not), with James Vanderbilt (Scream, Murder Mystery), Guy Busick (Scream, Ready or Not) co-writing the screenplay.

Project X Entertainment's Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are serving as producers (Scream, Ambulance).

Creator Kevin Williamson and the third member of Radio Silence, Chad Villella, are executive producing alongside Spyglass’ Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena.

Principal photography is slated to start this summer, and fans can expect the sixth Scream to release in theatres worldwide on March 31st, 2023.

After celebrating the franchise’s 25th Anniversary, Scream (2022) earned a “Certified Fresh” score from Rotten Tomatoes and went on to gross more than $140 million in the worldwide box office to date. It's available now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, and is currently streaming on Paramount +.