Rumors of a Angels in America reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (July 23) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 24/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 17 years since Angels in America first aired?! (17 years, 7 months, 17 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Angels in America end?
When Angels in America came to an end after 1 year in December 2003, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Roy Cohn (Al Pacino), Hannah Pitt (Meryl Streep) and Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an Angels in America reunion disappoint people?
Angels in America aired from 2003-2003 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 Pacino said he's not sure if Angels in America would work today. “I don't want to see old Roy Cohn,” he told a journalist (Pacino turned 81 in April). “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 Angels in America movie?
In a recent interview, James Cromwell (who played Henry) said he can't imagine an Angels in America 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 Justin Kirk (who played Prior Walter) 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 Angels in America movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an Angels in America film, Emma Thompson stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an Angels in America reboot?
Recasting Angels in America 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 Angels in America reunion, an Angels in America movie, or an Angels in America reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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