Rumors of a the Dukes of Hazzard reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (April 23) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2015.
UPDATE 24/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 35 years since the Dukes of Hazzard first aired?! (35 years, 2 months, 29 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Dukes of Hazzard end?
When the Dukes of Hazzard came to an end after 7 years in February 1985, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Dukes of Hazzard reunion disappoint people?
The Dukes of Hazzard aired from 1979-1985 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 Wopat said he's not sure if the Dukes of Hazzard would work today. “I don't want to see old Luke Duke,” he told a journalist (Wopat turned 62 in September). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Dukes of Hazzard movie?
In a recent interview, Tom Wopat said he can't imagine a Dukes of Hazzard 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 John Schneider 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 Dukes of Hazzard movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Dukes of Hazzard reboot?
Recasting the Dukes of Hazzard 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 Dukes of Hazzard reunion, a Dukes of Hazzard movie, or a Dukes of Hazzard reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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