Good news for Gen Z who need a little bit of nostalgia in their life, an iCarly reboot has just been announced! It’s been eight years since we’ve seen our favorite webcasting trio on the big screen and now we finally get to find out what they’ve been up to. Although Jennette McCurdy wasn’t listed as one of the returning cast members, Miranda Cosgrove, 27, Nathan Kress, 28, and Jerry Trainor, 43 will all be a part of the project.
iCarly ran for six seasons from 2007-2012 on Nickelodeon and followed teenage Carly Shay (Cosgrove) as she made a popular webcast with her fiery best friend, Sam Puckett (McCurdy), and her doe-eyed neighbor, Freddie (Kress) while being raised by her eccentric inventor brother, Spencer (Trainor). We’re not yet sure if the reboot will follow the cast members in their life now or if they will be mentoring a new generation of web-casters but what we do know is that it’s going to be a series any fan of 2000s/2010s TV wouldn’t want to miss!
The reboot of this iconic show is no surprise to fans as it comes on the heels of the Zoey 101 revival announcement. However, it seems Nickelodeon fans were more pleased to learn of the original cast members making a return as opposed to the recasting of the stars we all grew up watching.
Although fans are excited to see the characters we all know and love, the character that iCarly fans are the most eager to see in the reboot is T-bo, the bandana-wearing, Groovy Smoothie employee that was always holding some sort of food item on a stick.
The minds behind School of Rock the series, Jay Kogen, and Merry Happy Whatever, Ali Schouten, are the ones who have developed the news series. The reboot was picked up by CBS All Access, which plans to rebrand as Paramount Plus in 2021 to become a bigger player in the streaming service business. iCarly isn’t the only show that this platform will be rebooting as it joins Behind the Music and Flashdance.
The new streaming platform, Peacock, also hopped on the revival trend as they rebooted Saved by the Bell, Clueless, and Fresh Prince of Bel Air earlier this year. HBO Max joins them in reviving True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, and Gossip Girl.