Rumors of a El Pantera reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (July 30) as reports claimed that Canal 5 confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 31/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 14 years since El Pantera first aired?! (14 years, 2 months, 24 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did El Pantera end?
When El Pantera came to an end after 3 years in November 2009, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Diana (Alicia Machado) and Lola (Vanessa Terkes). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an El Pantera reunion disappoint people?
El Pantera aired from 2007-2009 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 Terkes said she's not sure if El Pantera would work today. “I don't want to see old Lola,” she told a journalist (Terkes turned 43 in March). “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 an El Pantera movie?
In a recent interview, Alicia Machado said she can't imagine an El Pantera 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 Vanessa Terkes 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 El Pantera movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about an El Pantera reboot?
Recasting El Pantera 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 El Pantera reunion, an El Pantera movie, or an El Pantera reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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