Rumors of a Due South reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (January 14) as reports claimed that CTV confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 15/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 26 years since Due South first aired?! (26 years, 8 months, 20 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Due South end?
When Due South came to an end after 5 years in March 1999, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Constable Benton Fraser (Paul Gross). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Due South reunion disappoint people?
Due South aired from 1994-1999 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 Gross said he's not sure if Due South would work today. “I don't want to see old Constable Benton Fraser,” he told a journalist (Gross turned 61 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,” he added.
Still hoping for a Due South movie?
In a recent interview, Dean McDermott (who played Constable Renfield Turnbull) said he can't imagine a Due South 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 Paul Gross 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 Due South movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Due South reboot?
Recasting Due South 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 Due South reunion, a Due South movie, or a Due South reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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