Rumors of a Eastbound & Down reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (August 4) as reports claimed that HBO confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 05/08/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 12 years since Eastbound & Down first aired?! (12 years, 5 months, 21 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Eastbound & Down end?
When Eastbound & Down came to an end after 5 years in November 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Kenny Powers (Danny McBride). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an Eastbound & Down reunion disappoint people?
Eastbound & Down aired from 2009-2013 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 McBride said he's not sure if Eastbound & Down would work today. “I don't want to see old Kenny Powers,” he told a journalist (McBride turned 44 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,” he added.
Still hoping for an Eastbound & Down movie?
In a recent interview, Danny McBride said he can't imagine an Eastbound & Down 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 Lily Tomlin (who played Tammy Powers) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an Eastbound & Down movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an Eastbound & Down film, Jason Sudeikis stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an Eastbound & Down reboot?
Recasting Eastbound & Down 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 an Eastbound & Down reunion, an Eastbound & Down movie, or an Eastbound & Down reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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