Rumors of a Destinos Cruzados reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (July 23) as reports claimed that TVI confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 24/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 8 years since Destinos Cruzados first aired?! (8 years, 5 months, 27 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Destinos Cruzados end?
When Destinos Cruzados came to an end after 1 year in January 2014, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Sílvia Candeias Moreira / Laura Veiga de Andrade (Alexandra Lencastre), Sónia Candeias Moreira (Jessica Athayde) and Fernanda Candeias Moreira (Rita Pereira). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Destinos Cruzados reunion disappoint people?
Destinos Cruzados aired from 2013-2014 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 Athayde said she's not sure if Destinos Cruzados would work today. “I don't want to see old Sónia Candeias Moreira,” she told a journalist (Athayde turned 35 in December). “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 Destinos Cruzados movie?
In a recent interview, Rita Pereira said she can't imagine a Destinos Cruzados 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 Alexandra Lencastre 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 Destinos Cruzados movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Destinos Cruzados film, Jessica Athayde stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Destinos Cruzados reboot?
Recasting Destinos Cruzados 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 Destinos Cruzados reunion, a Destinos Cruzados movie, or a Destinos Cruzados reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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