Rumors of a Carnivàle reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (January 21) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 22/01/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 16 years since Carnivàle first aired?! (16 years, 4 months, 16 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Carnivàle end?
When Carnivàle came to an end after 2 years in March 2005, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to their favorite sitcom characters. And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Carnivàle reunion disappoint people?
Carnivàle aired from 2003-2005 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.
Still hoping for a Carnivàle movie?
In a recent interview, Adrienne Barbeau (who played Ruthie) said she can't imagine a Carnivàle 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 Tim DeKay (who played Clayton Jones between 2003 and 2005) 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 Carnivàle movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Carnivàle film, Clea DuVall stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Carnivàle reboot?
Recasting Carnivàle 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 Carnivàle reunion, a Carnivàle movie, or a Carnivàle reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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