shout 6 star Melissa Barrera has revealed where the new movie is on the scream franchise timeline. Barrera, who had her breakout role in the 2018 Starz drama Vida before they start playing roles in In the Heights and Keep breathingwas the star of 2022 screamthe fourth sequel to the 1996 meta-slasher classic scream. She plays Sam Carpenter, a young woman who returns to her hometown of Woodsboro when her sister Tara (Jenna Ortega) is attacked by Ghostface, putting her in the orbit of previous survivors Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), and Dewey Riley (David Arquette).
scream was a box office success, so shortly afterwards an as-yet-untitled sequel was given the green light. shout 6, whose production has already been completed, will hit theaters on March 31, 2023. The film follows the remaining characters to New York City, where they are surrounded by a new cast of victims and potential suspects, played by Dermot Mulroney, Henry Czerny, Samara Weaving, Tony Revolori, Jack Champion, Devyn Nekoda, Liana Liberato and Josh Segarra. . In addition to Coz, Barrera and Ortega, Jasmine Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding return as twins Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin alongside Hayden Panettiere who reprises her favorite fan Shout 4 character Kirby Reed.
Today, Deadline released a 20-question interview with Barrera on their Deadline Podcast, hosted by Antonia Blyth. During the conversation she was asked at what point? shout 6 picks up after the events of scream. The actress revealed that the film takes place more or less right after the previous film with no significant time jump and that the year is between the release of the two films.”the amount of time elapsed in Scream timeRead her full quote below:
No, that’s not it [a big time hop] not at all. It’s almost right after the last one. Basically, the amount of time that has passed between one movie and another is the amount of time that has passed in Scream time.
What the Scream 6 timeline reveals about the horror sequel
Despite being released barely a year after the previous entry, shout 6 is actually not the fastest turnaround time for a scream continuation. That distinction belongs to 1997’s shout 2which came out 357 days after the original scream. However, that film had a two-year time jump, bringing Woodsboro survivors Sidney and Randy into college age. This means that shout 6 has the shortest chronological gap between films, such as shout 3 (2000), Shout 4 (2011), and scream (2022), all of which showed time jumps comparable to the time between entries.
The year between the films will give time for certain characters to transplant themselves from California to New York City. However, it also gives the characters of shout 6 the freshest trauma to contend with when another Ghostface killer supposedly appears on the scene. This could allow them to further the “exalted horror” meta humor that began with the previous film, as many films in that genre deal with the trauma of their main characters.
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