Rumors of a 21 Jump Street reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (January 24) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 25/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 33 years since 21 Jump Street first aired?! (33 years, 9 months, 13 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did 21 Jump Street end?
When 21 Jump Street came to an end after 5 years in April 1991, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Tom Hanson (Johnny Depp). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a 21 Jump Street reunion disappoint people?
21 Jump Street aired from 1987-1991 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 Depp said he's not sure if 21 Jump Street would work today. “I don't want to see old Tom Hanson,” he told a journalist (Depp turned 57 in June). “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 21 Jump Street movie?
In a recent interview, Holly Robinson Peete (who played Judy Hoffs) said she can't imagine a 21 Jump Street 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 Richard Grieco (who played Detective Dennis Booker between 1988 and 1989) 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 21 Jump Street movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a 21 Jump Street film, Johnny Depp stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a 21 Jump Street reboot?
Recasting 21 Jump Street 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 21 Jump Street reunion, a 21 Jump Street movie, or a 21 Jump Street reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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