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Hayden Panettiere returns for 'Scream 6' as Kirby Reed

Hayden Panettiere will return for Scream 6. The film will release in theaters March 31, 2023.

Panettiere is the latest addition to a long list of actors returning to the series.

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It was announced that every survivor who managed to avoid Ghostface‘s fury would be returning. Other familiar faces will include Courteney Cox, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera.

Panettiere’s character Kirby Reed met an ambiguous end in Scream 4. However, this announcement confirms Panettiere’s return and Reed’s survival.

The plot of Scream 6 is being kept under wraps, but it has been revealed that it “continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”

Despite the news of many favorites making their way back to the franchise, it’s unclear whether Neve Campbell will reprise her role as Sidney Prescott.