Rumors of a Dark Angel reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (May 27) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2023.
UPDATE 28/05/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 21 years since Dark Angel first aired?! (21 years, 7 months, 25 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Dark Angel end?
When Dark Angel came to an end after 2 years in May 2002, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Max Guevara (Jessica Alba) and Logan Cale (Michael Weatherly). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Dark Angel reunion disappoint people?
Dark Angel aired from 2000-2002 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 Alba said she's not sure if Dark Angel would work today. “I don't want to see old Max Guevara,” she told a journalist (Alba turned 41 in April). “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 Dark Angel movie?
In a recent interview, John Savage (who played Colonel Donald Lydecker between 2000 and 2001) said he can't imagine a Dark Angel 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 Jensen Ackles (who played Alec McDowell) 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 Dark Angel movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Dark Angel film, Jessica Alba stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Dark Angel reboot?
Recasting Dark Angel 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 Dark Angel reunion, a Dark Angel movie, or a Dark Angel reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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