Rumors of a Drop Dead Diva reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (November 25) as reports claimed that Lifetime confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 26/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 11 years since Drop Dead Diva first aired?! (11 years, 4 months, 14 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Drop Dead Diva end?
When Drop Dead Diva came to an end after 5 years in June 2014, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Stacy Barrett (April Bowlby), Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott) and Teri Lee (Margaret Cho). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Drop Dead Diva reunion disappoint people?
Drop Dead Diva aired from 2009-2014 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 Bowlby said she's not sure if Drop Dead Diva would work today. “I don't want to see old Stacy Barrett,” she told a journalist (Bowlby turned 40 in July). “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 Drop Dead Diva movie?
In a recent interview, April Bowlby said she can't imagine a Drop Dead Diva 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 Kate Levering (who played Kim Kaswell) 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 Drop Dead Diva movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Drop Dead Diva film, Brooke Elliott stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Drop Dead Diva reboot?
Recasting Drop Dead Diva 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 Drop Dead Diva reunion, a Drop Dead Diva movie, or a Drop Dead Diva reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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