Rumors of a América reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (April 3) as reports claimed that Rede Globo confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 04/04/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 15 years since América first aired?! (15 years, 21 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did América end?
When América came to an end after 1 year in November 2005, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Sol (Deborah Secco) and Tião (Murilo Benício). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an América reunion disappoint people?
América aired from 2005-2005 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 Benício said he's not sure if América would work today. “I don't want to see old Tião,” he told a journalist (Benício turned 47 in July). “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 an América movie?
In a recent interview, Christiane Torloni (who played Haydée Pamplona Lopes Prado) said she can't imagine an América 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 Rodrigo Hilbert (who played Murilinho) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an América movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an América film, Bruna Marquezine stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an América reboot?
Recasting América 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 an América reunion, an América movie, or an América reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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