Rumors of a the Closer reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (April 20) as reports claimed that TNT confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2015.
UPDATE 21/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 8 years since the Closer first aired?! (8 years, 10 months, 8 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Closer end?
When the Closer came to an end after 8 years in August 2012, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Closer reunion disappoint people?
The Closer aired from 2005-2012 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Sedgwick said she's not sure if the Closer would work today. “I don't want to see old Brenda Leigh Johnson,” she told a journalist (Sedgwick turned 48 in August). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Closer movie?
In a recent interview, Mary McDonnell (who played Captain Sharon Raydor between 2009 and 2012) said she can't imagine a Closer reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Kyra Sedgwick has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Closer movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Closer film, J. K. Simmons stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Closer reboot?
Recasting the Closer for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Closer reunion, a Closer movie, or a Closer reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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