After Scream 5 blasted back to screens in January 2022 to fanfare from critics and fans of the franchise alike, many wondered if this was breathing new life into the long-running satirical horror franchise.

While Scream 6 is officially coming, it’ll be without its iconic lead character Sidney Prescott, as Neve Campbell has announced she is leaving the series due to an inadequate payment offer.


“As a woman, I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream,” Campbell said in a public statement. This seems to imply that she has clashed with the producers of the series in regards to her payment before.

Campbell said, “the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise,” and she’s certainly not wrong as her role in the first Scream film cemented her permanently as an iconic scream queen.

Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox all returned to their old roles for Scream 5. Arquette told Comicbook, “A Scream movie without Sidney is kind of unfortunate, but I understand her decision. It’s all business in a way, they have to balance all these elements to fit a budget and produce a film.”

The new actors introduced in Scream 5 that are confirmed to return for the next iteration include Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, and Jasmin Savoy Brown. New hires include Dermot Mulroney, and one old character from Scream 4, Kirby played by Hayden Panettiere, is also going to be making a return.

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