David Arquette has confirmed his return to the long-rumored “Scream 5” movie as the franchise’s well-meaning but oft-suspected deputy, Dewey Riley.

The actor said in a statement: “I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new. ‘Scream’ has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy.”

“Scream 5” marks the first film in the franchise after Craven’s passing. Taking on the helm this time are the filmmaking trio, Radio Silence, with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (known for “Ready Or Not”) directing and Chad Villella serving as executive producer alongside Kevin Williamson.

"Scream 5": David Arquette confirmed to return as Dewey
Neve Campbell in “Scream 4” // Miramax

Talks about the upcoming sequel has been buzzed-about recently, when Neve Campbell, who plays the series’ poster final girl, Sidney Prescott, talked about the possibility of her own return to the franchise. Matthew Lillard expressed interest in returning, too – at least in some capacity.

Last we left the franchise was 2011, with Campbell’s Prescott surviving yet another Ghostface-toting spree.

Watch the trailer for that film below: