In a significant blow to the production of 'Scream 7', Jenna Ortega, known for her role in the film and Netflix's 'Wednesday', has parted ways with the project.
The departure, attributed to scheduling conflicts as reported by an international news organization, follows closely on the heels of Melissa Barrera's removal from the cast due to differing stances on social issues.
Barrera, vocal about her pro-Palestinian views on social media, was previously let go from 'Scream 7'. Despite her ousting, she remained steadfast in her advocacy, emphasizing inclusivity over exclusion in her recent posts.
The absence of both Ortega and Barrera deals a severe blow to the movie's narrative, originally centred around their characters, Sam and Tara Carpenter played by the mentioned actors. Coupled with the loss of pivotal original cast members, such as David Arquette's Dewey Riley, the future of the franchise faces uncertainty.
Neve Campbell's return remains unlikely due to payment disputes from the previous part, leaving Courteney Cox as the sole original member in the current lineup.
With the film's directorial responsibilities transitioning to Christopher Landon, the franchise appears to be navigating turbulent waters.
As details about 'Scream 7' remain under wraps, the impacts of these departures cast doubt on the series' upcoming chapter.