Ever since iCarly came to an end in 2012, fans have been longing for it to make a comeback. Well guys, you might want to brace yourselves, because it was just announced that the beloved Nickelodeon show is officially getting a reboot, more than eight years after it went off the air.
As fans know, the iconic series premiered on September 8, 2007, and it went on for six seasons before coming to an end. It starred Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Jerry Trainor and Noah Munk, and it was about a young girl named Carly Shay who is propelled into stardom after her Internet show became a huge success. It was a huge part of a lot of our childhoods, so the fact that they’re bringing it back is seriously a dream come true!
But wait, what will the new show be about? Will it continue the original story or will it be about a whole new set of characters? Which of the OG stars are going to return and will there be any new cast members? And when will it come out? Not to worry, you guys, because we went ahead and rounded up everything you need to know about the new show, including the plot, cast and release date. Here’s all the details…
Some Of The Original Cast Members Will Be Back, But Some Won’t
We have good news, people! According to Variety, Cosgrove, Kress and Trainor are all going to be in the revival, but McCurdy, Trainor and Munk won’t be. The show will be on Paramount Plus (ViacomCBS’s new streaming service), and Jay Kogen (School of Rock, The Simpsons, Frasier) and Ali Schouten (Diary of a Future President, Champions, Merry Happy Whatever) have signed on to develop the new version of the series. It’s unfortunately still unclear who else will be involved, but no matter what, we know it’s going to be good.
Why Did ‘iCarly’ End In The First Place?
Since it was one of the most popular shows on Nickelodeon, why did iCarly have to come to an end, you ask? Well, at the time, Cosgrove wanted to focus on her education and go to college instead. She got accepted into University of Southern California, where she ended up graduating with a degree in psychology.
Is The Cast Still Friends?
Yes! Despite the show ending more than a decade ago, the cast is still pretty close! They’ve shared numerous pictures together over the years, and every time they do, it makes us pretty emotional, TBH. Just take this one, for example, which Cosgrove shared back in 2016:
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And one year before that, they all got together for Kress’ wedding! It’s clear that they have a bond that can never be broken.
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What Have They Previously Said About Reprising Their Roles?
When asked about reprising her role in the past, Cosgrove said she’d definitely be down.
“Yeah, I would totally do a reunion,” the actress told AOL Build in 2015. “I’d also like to know what’s going on with Carly’s mom because nobody ever told me.”
As for Kress, he also spoke about it while chatting with Seventeen in 2018, and he wasn’t so sure. He explained, “It’s weird, I was thinking about it this morning, what it would be like for us to do a reunion episode? Because honestly, as tempting as it is to get the band back together and do all that stuff, I think all of us would probably be just a little bit worried that the expectation would be so impossibly high that we would never be able to satisfy everyone. It wouldn’t just be bringing iCarly together — it would be bringing iCarly together to make an episode better and funnier than any iCarly episode that was ever made. That’s the only way that people would say the reunion was worth it. That’s the problem. As much as people say they would want it to happen, I don’t know if that’s necessarily true just because it would be so sad for our last thing to disappoint people. I definitely would never say that I would never do it, though. It would really come down to an outrageously good script. And not only one that I thought was really good, but one that every single person in the cast could get behind. If there was such a script, then it certainly wouldn’t come down to whether or not I had any desire to do it because the thought of getting everyone back together again would be awesome. I would love it.”
Are There Any Other Reboots We Have To Look Forward To?
It turns out, this isn’t the only reboot we have to look forward to! Disney revealed last year that they were bringing back Lizzie McGuire, and we can’t wait. It will follow the blonde-haired character that we all know and love, but now, she’s in her 30s and working as an apprentice to an interior designer in New York. Hilary Duff is going to return for the new show, and it seriously sounds like it’s going to be what dreams are made of.
HBO Max is also bringing Gossip Girl back! Set four years after the original show ended, the upcoming series will follow “a new group of Upper East Siders as they’re thrown under the microscope of Gossip Girl’s social surveillance.” The show’s original creators, Joshua Schwartz, Joshua Safran and Stephanie Savage, will all return to executive produce the reboot.
Newcomers Savannah Smith, Zion Moreno and Jordan Alexander, Emily Alyn Lind (who fans may recognize from Sacred Lies, Code Black, The Babysitter, Lights Out, Hidden, Revenge and more), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Whitney Peak, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist alum Eli Brown, Peter Pan Live! actor Jason Gotay, Johnathan Fernandez (who previously starred in Lethal Weapons, Good Medicine, Catching Up, Scare Package, Porthole and tons more), Broadway star Adam Chanler-Berat, Doherty (who we all know from the Descendants movies), fashion icon Tavi Gevinson and Broadway actress Laura Benanti have all been cast in the new show.
Plus, NBCUniversal recently premiered their highly anticipated Saved By the Bell reboot. In it, Zack Morris is now the governor of California, and he “gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state, including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the overprivileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.”