Rumors of a Brothers & Sisters reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (May 23) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 24/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 12 years since Brothers & Sisters first aired?! (12 years, 8 months, to be exact.)
Why in the world did Brothers & Sisters end?
When Brothers & Sisters came to an end after 5 years in May 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Tommy Walker (Balthazar Getty), Kitty Walker (Calista Flockhart), Justin Walker (Dave Annable), Paige Whedon (Kerris Dorsey), Sarah Laurent (Rachel Griffiths) and Robert McCallister (Rob Lowe). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Brothers & Sisters reunion disappoint people?
Brothers & Sisters 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 Annable said he's not sure if Brothers & Sisters would work today. “I don't want to see old Justin Walker,” he told a journalist (Annable turned 39 in September). “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 a Brothers & Sisters movie?
In a recent interview, Tom Skerritt (who played William Walker between 2006 and 2010) said he can't imagine a Brothers & Sisters 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 Sally Field (who played Nora Walker) 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 Brothers & Sisters movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Brothers & Sisters film, Patricia Wettig stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Brothers & Sisters reboot?
Recasting Brothers & Sisters 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 Brothers & Sisters reunion, a Brothers & Sisters movie, or a Brothers & Sisters reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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