Rumors of a Em Família reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (December 1) as reports claimed that Rede Globo confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 6 years since Em Família first aired?! (6 years, 9 months, 29 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Em Família end?
When Em Família came to an end after 1 year in July 2014, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Luísa Fernandes (Bruna Marquezine), Laerte (Gabriel Braga Nunes), Virgílio (Humberto Martins) and Helena Fernandes (Júlia Lemmertz). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an Em Família reunion disappoint people?
Em Família aired from 2014-2014 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 Braga Nunes said he's not sure if Em Família would work today. “I don't want to see old Laerte,” he told a journalist (Braga Nunes turned 48 in February). “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 Em Família movie?
In a recent interview, Simone Soares (who played Mafalda) said she can't imagine an Em Família 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 Gabriel Braga Nunes 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 Em Família movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an Em Família film, Paulo José stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an Em Família reboot?
Recasting Em Família 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 Em Família reunion, an Em Família movie, or an Em Família reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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