Fear Street: R.L. Stine Confirms New Movie in Development at Netflix and Fans Demand Jenna Ortega to Be Cast After Scream 7 Exit

Fans want Jenna Ortega to be a part of the new Fear Street movie.

Fear Street: R.L. Stine Confirms New Movie in Development at Netflix and Fans Demand Jenna Ortega to Be Cast After Scream 7 Exit


  • Jenna Ortega, who has starred in two Scream movies, exited from Scream 7 late in 2023.
  • With Netflix now working on a new Fear Street movie, fans want Ortega to join the franchise.
  • Ortega is currently focused on the new season of Wednesday and Beetlejuice 2.
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Jenna Ortega is steadily establishing herself as Hollywood’s favorite actor for running away from mysterious killers, having delivered multiple hits in the horror genre. In 2022, she assumed the role of Tara Carpenter to help revive the Scream franchise with its fifth installment. Alongside Melissa Barrera (Sam Carpenter), she faces the Ghostface.

Jenna Ortega in Scream
Jenna Ortega in Scream.

Ortega reprised her role in Scream 6 in 2023 to great effect, but surprised fans of the franchise by exiting from Scream 7. However, the fans of the genre have already found a new project for the Wednesday actor to star in.

Read more: “I can’t touch that”: Before Jenna Ortega Exit, Kristen Stewart Had the Weirdest Reason for Turning Down Scream 4


Fans Want Jenna Ortega to Join Netflix’s Fear Street Franchise

The Fear Street Trilogy hit Netflix in 2021, chronicling a group of teenagers’ encounter with the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for centuries.

Jenna Ortega is reportedly starring in Taika Waititi's next film
Jenna Ortega.

The trilogy, which premiered over three consecutive weeks on the streaming platform, is adapted from R.L. Stine’s Fear Street book series. Now, the author has confirmed Netflix has given the green light for the development of another Fear Street movie.

“Movie News: I can finally announce that a new Fear Street movie is about to go into production for Netflix,” Stine wrote on X.

This installment will be adapted from Stine’s The Prom Queen. The 1992 novel is part of his Fear Street book series. The story follows Lizzie McVay, who finds out that someone is murdering the five Prom Queen candidates one by one – and that she may be next on the list.


Accordingly, some fans on social media have nominated Jenna Ortega as their ideal ‘Prom Queen’.

As per a report in Variety, Ortega dropped out of Scream 7 because of scheduling conflicts with Wednesday Season 2. As such, whether she would be available for a new Fear Street movie remains unclear.

Read more: “Jenna Don’t”: Jenna Ortega’s Potential Next Movie With Star Wars Director Taika Waititi Concerns Her Fans


What Willem Dafoe Said About Jenna Ortega’s Beetlejuice 2

The new queen of horror is also appearing in Beetlejuice 2, a follow-up to Michael Keaton’s 1988 horror comedy about a ghost who’s recruited to help haunt a house. The 21-year-old will play the role of Lydia’s (Winona Ryder) daughter.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams.

Willem Dafoe is going to be another new face in Tim Burton’s film. The actor recently spoke to Deadline and insisted the sequel isn’t a money grab.

“I think it’ll be a lot of fun,” Dafoe said. “Because the spirit of it was very good. It’s very much there. It’s not a money grab. The feeling’s still there. And, of course, a lot of the same people came back. And they were there — they were really there in a full way.”

Much has been written about Keaton’s reunion with Burton, but this project also reunites Ortega with the filmmaker, who both directed a few Wednesday episodes and served as executive producer of the hit series. Beetlejuice 2 is scheduled to release on September 6, 2024.


Written by Vishal Singh

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Vishal Singh is a Content Writer at FandomWire. Having spent more than half a decade in the digital media space, Vishal specializes in crafting engaging entertainment- and sports-focused stories. He graduated from university with an honors degree in English Literature.