Hayden Panettiere returns to the set of Scream 6 with a behind-the-scenes photo

Hayden Panetierre is back!

The Golden Globe nominee, 32, was photographed on the set of the upcoming sixth installment in the series on Saturday Scream The post-return franchise was announced in May, following the near-death scene of her character Kirby Reed in 2011 scream 4.

Her co-star Jasmin Savoy Brown, who joined the franchise as Mindy Meeks-Martin in this year’s fifth installment, shared some candid shots of the two sitting in a hair and makeup trailer on BeReal.

“Will Mindy & Kirby be friends?

Panetierre previously gushed to PEOPLE about her return to the franchise, which will mark her first film in eight years. “I’m so happy this will be my first project back because I have such fond memories of it scream 4‘ she said last month.

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“I love the character and I love her cheekiness, and I feel like I’ll come back and know her,” Panetierre added of playing Kirby. “Well, it’s a little less intimidating. I’m excited. I’m really excited.”

Saturday’s post comes after Neve Campbell announced her “very difficult decision” not to return for the upcoming sixth installment of the series Scream franchise after starring in the first five films.

“Unfortunately I won’t be doing the next one Scream Movie. As a woman, I’ve had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my worth, especially when it comes to it Scream‘ she said in a statement. “I felt that the offer I was presented did not match the value I brought to the franchise.”

After starring in Wes Craven’s original teen slasher in 1996, she most recently returned for the fifth installment, which premiered earlier this year. Out of Ready or Not Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, it was the first film in the franchise Craven was not involved in after he died of a brain tumor in August 2015.

Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox present Scream (2022).

Fellow star Courteney Cox has since confirmed her return to the franchise, and she was spotted on the film’s set in Montreal last month. She previously gave an update for the Just for a change Podcast in December after receiving the script.

“I haven’t read it yet, I just got it…” she said at the time. “I’m looking forward to reading it and I know that they will start filming … I think in June in Canada.”

“I don’t know if I should say anything. Let me tell you the killer!” Cox, 58, joked.

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Although Cox’s ex-husband and fellow OG David Arquette won’t be back scream 6newcomers Brown, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Mason Gooding will also return after their debut Scream (2022).

scream 6 is set to premiere sometime in 2023.

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