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Scream (2022): HBO Release Date, Cast, and Plot

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November and its Halloween shenanigans are long gone. There are people who love to watch scary movies any day of the week with no regards as to whatever month it is. If you’re one of these people, then brace yourself for the return of one of the scariest movie franchises to ever exist––especially after a decade of absence.

The upcoming Scream reboot/sequel will be coming right to your doorsteps and is set for an early release date in 2022. 

As a gist, the fifth installment of the franchise follows the events of 2011’s Scream 4 which sees the original survivors of the Ghostface killer’s killing bonanza. More into that further in this article!

Release Date:

Dawson’s Creek’s Kevin Williamson, the original writer of 1996’s Scream took it to his Twitter account to reveal some of the juiciest production updates regarding the upcoming HBO film. Alongside almost all production sets, however, Scream shut down any forms of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic which, in turn, affected the supposed release date. 

In September, though, productions resumed and both casts and crews went to work. Reportedly, Scream will be available to watch on the 14th of January, 2022

Cast:

What’s better than a cast of old faces and a handful of new ones? 

Gladly, Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton are set to reprise their roles as Gale Weathers, Sydney Prescott, Sheriff Dewy Riley, and Deputy Sheriff Judy Hicks. 

The only thing is, they won’t be leading the campaign this time. The newest installment of the franchise will revolve around the fresh new cast also living in the creepy town of Woodsboro. This group of young’uns encounter a particularly familiar string of murders related to what was then known as the masked killer. 

Jack Quaid from Amazon’s The Boys, Jenna Ortega from Netflix’s You, and Melissa Barrera from Vida and In The Heights will be playing the aforementioned group of fresh new faces. 

Plot:

There’s still no news on whether or not this new film will mark a brand new story for Scream (reboot) or a continuation of Scream 4 (sequel). Considering the title is just Scream, arguments can be made for both. However, with Campbell returning and the old stars involved, this could be more a sequel that forces the old gang to get back together and pass on the torch to the new guys. That, or they all just get killed happily ever after. 

Conclusion:

Noticeably, Scream has been murky in terms of the storyline or what route it’ll be taking. However, it’s a true fan service to know that Cox and the rest of the gang are back to reprise their roles in the franchise. Add to that fresh new faces in Jack Quaid, Jenna Ortega, and Melissa Barrera––this might be a pretty good reason to stay alive until January 2022. 

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