Rumors of a American Crime reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (January 24) as reports claimed that ABC 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 5 years since American Crime first aired?! (5 years, 10 months, 20 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did American Crime end?
When American Crime came to an end after 3 years in April 2017, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Barbara Hanlon (Felicity Huffman), Anne Blaine (Lili Taylor) and Russ Skokie (Timothy Hutton). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an American Crime reunion disappoint people?
American Crime aired from 2015-2017 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 Huffman said she's not sure if American Crime would work today. “I don't want to see old Barbara Hanlon,” she told a journalist (Huffman turned 58 in December). “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 an American Crime movie?
In a recent interview, Tim DeKay (who played JD Hesby) said he can't imagine an American Crime 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 Penelope Ann Miller (who played Eve Carlin) 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 American Crime movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an American Crime film, Lili Taylor stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an American Crime reboot?
Recasting American Crime 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 American Crime reunion, an American Crime movie, or an American Crime reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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