Kevin Williamson Sees ‘Scream’ Franchise Likely Continuing

by Thomas Tuna

Can’t have too much of a good thing.

Kevin Williamson–the screenwriter responsible for the original 1996 Scream (as well as Scream 2 and Scream 4)–should know a thing or two about the popular horror franchise. And, to hear him talk, the slasher series may still have a long life in front of it.

Williamson–during a recent interview with Collider–said he wasn’t always sure about the longevity of Scream, but now, he thinks the upcoming sixth installment may not be the end. “Now, I think it can (continue),” he said. “I’ve been proven wrong repeatedly.”

He added that “one of the wonderful things about Scream is that there’s a different killer in every film. Ghostface changes with every movie, so we have an opportunity to change the motive, change the story–and we can always twist and turn it since the original was always meant to be a game-changer.”

Williamson also had nothing but praise for the new creative team. “I think this new team is awesome,” he said. “They’re amazing and talented, and it’s just been a pleasure to be a part of this new regime.”

Scream 6–scheduled to hit theaters March 31, 2023–is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.

The film stars veterans Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Jenna Ortega–who join newcomers Dermot Mulroney, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra and Henry Czerny. As fans know, Neve Campbell will not reprise her Sidney Prescott role in this entry.

This Scream will follow the four survivors of the Ghostface killings “as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.” Their destination? New York City. The Big Apple. The next playground for Ghostface. And you thought the subway system couldn’t get any worse.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Scream 6.


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