Rumors of a Big Love reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (December 5) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 06/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 15 years since Big Love first aired?! (15 years, 8 months, 24 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Big Love end?
When Big Love came to an end after 6 years in March 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), Nicki Grant (Chloë Sevigny), Margie Heffman (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Barbara Henrickson (Jeanne Tripplehorn). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Big Love without Bill Henrickson?
After the tragic passing of Bill Paxton in 2017 how are the writers going to handle the absence of Bill Henrickson. It seems pretty hard to imagine. “The right thing to do for the show, at least at this point, is to have that character pass,” a source close to the production says.
Would a Big Love reunion disappoint people?
Big Love aired from 2006-2011 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 Tripplehorn said she's not sure if Big Love would work today. “I don't want to see old Barbara Henrickson,” she told a journalist (Tripplehorn turned 58 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,” she added.
Still hoping for a Big Love movie?
In a recent interview, Mireille Enos (who played JoDean Marquart / Kathy Marquart between 2007 and 2010) said she can't imagine a Big Love 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 Anne Dudek (who played Lura Grant between 2007 and 2011) 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 Big Love movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Big Love film, Aaron Paul stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Big Love reboot?
Recasting Big Love 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 Big Love reunion, a Big Love movie, or a Big Love reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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