A quick Easter egg in this year’s Scream revealed that Scream 4 character Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere) survived her encounter with Ghostface, leaving fans wondering if we’d see the fan favorite character again in a sequel.
It’s now official: Kirby will be back for Scream 6!
THR reports that Panettiere has signed on for the sequel, making her the first legacy character announced so far for the next installment. Panettiere joins the previously announced returning players Melissa Barrera (“Sam,”) Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy,”), Mason Gooding (“Chad,”), and Jenna Ortega (“Tara”).
In the brand new movie, “The Scream saga continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”
Hayden is an exceptional actress who is woefully underrated. Hopefully this will be the start of us seeing more from her in the future.