Rumors of a Bakekang reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (September 22) as reports claimed that GMA Network confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2024.
UPDATE 23/09/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 17 years since Bakekang first aired?! (17 years, 12 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Bakekang end?
When Bakekang came to an end after 1 year in March 2007, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Kristal Maisog (Lovi Poe), Jacoba "Bakekang" Maisog (Sunshine Dizon) and Charming Maisog (Yasmien Kurdi). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Bakekang reunion disappoint people?
Bakekang aired from 2006-2007 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 Dizon said she's not sure if Bakekang would work today. “I don't want to see old Jacoba "Bakekang" Maisog,” she told a journalist (Dizon turned 40 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,” she added.
Still hoping for a Bakekang movie?
In a recent interview, Lovi Poe said she can't imagine a Bakekang 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 Yasmien Kurdi 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 Bakekang movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Bakekang film, Sunshine Dizon stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Bakekang reboot?
Recasting Bakekang 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 Bakekang reunion, a Bakekang movie, or a Bakekang reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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