Rumors of a Covert Affairs reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (January 22) as reports claimed that USA Network confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 23/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 8 years since Covert Affairs first aired?! (8 years, 6 months, 10 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Covert Affairs end?
When Covert Affairs came to an end after 5 years in December 2014, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham), Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett) and Annie Walker (Piper Perabo). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Covert Affairs reunion disappoint people?
Covert Affairs aired from 2010-2014 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 Matchett said she's not sure if Covert Affairs would work today. “I don't want to see old Joan Campbell,” she told a journalist (Matchett turned 48 in March). “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 Covert Affairs movie?
In a recent interview, Sarah Clarke (who played Lena Smith) said she can't imagine a Covert Affairs 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 Sendhil Ramamurthy (who played Jai Wilcox between 2010 and 2012) 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 Covert Affairs movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Covert Affairs film, Christopher Gorham stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Covert Affairs reboot?
Recasting Covert Affairs 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 Covert Affairs reunion, a Covert Affairs movie, or a Covert Affairs reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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