Rumors of a the Wild Wild West reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (September 17) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2015.
UPDATE 18/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 49 years since the Wild Wild West first aired?! (49 years, 1 day to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Wild Wild West end?
When the Wild Wild West came to an end after 4 years in April 1969, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to James T. West (Robert Conrad). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Wild Wild West reunion disappoint people?
The Wild Wild West aired from 1965-1969 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 Conrad said he's not sure if the Wild Wild West would work today. “I don't want to see old James T. West,” he told a journalist (Conrad turned 85 in March). “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 Wild Wild West movie?
In a recent interview, Robert Conrad said he can't imagine a Wild Wild West reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
What about a Wild Wild West reboot?
Recasting the Wild Wild West 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 Wild Wild West reunion, a Wild Wild West movie, or a Wild Wild West reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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