Jenna Ortega is probably known to most people from the series “Wednesday“. The filming of the second season of the Netflix series is now the reason for her departure from the “Scream” franchise.
“Scream VI” achieved record-breaking box office results after its release in 2023. “Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega, who plays the role of Tara Carpenter in the film, is probably not entirely innocent of this. With box office takings of 44.4 million dollars in the USA and 67 million dollars worldwide, the sixth installment of the “Scream” series became the most successful horror film in the history of the franchise. Hopes of a repeat of this success are now likely to be dampened, as “Deadline” reports that Jenna Ortega is leaving the horror series.
Jenna Ortega leaves the “Scream” series
Her film sister Melissa Barrera recently left the franchise. After the actress made comments about the Hamas-Israel conflict on social networks, she was dismissed by Spyglass Media, the franchise’s production company. However, Jenna Ortega’s dismissal had nothing to do with the sacking of her fellow actress. The reason for Ortega’s absence from the upcoming “Scream” film is the actress’ busy schedule.
According to Deadline, Jenna Ortega will be traveling to Ireland in April to shoot the second season of Netflix’s Wednesday. She has also been given extra shooting days for Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” remake after the delay caused by the writers’ strike in Hollywood, so that the film can be released in cinemas on Labor Day 2024.
Breakthrough with “Wednesday”: Ortega’s career is booming
Many doors are currently open to Jenna Ortega following the international mega-success of “Wednesday”. For her role, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy Actress.
What happens next with Scream remains to be seen. The franchise is on the verge of breaking the billion mark at the global box office. After six films, the total box office takings amount to 911 million dollars. It remains to be seen how the seventh installment will sell without Jenna Ortega.