Rumors of a Forever reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (November 23) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 24/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 6 years since Forever first aired?! (6 years, 2 months, 2 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Forever end?
When Forever came to an end after 1 year in May 2015, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Detective Jo Martinez (Alana de la Garza) and Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Forever reunion disappoint people?
Forever aired from 2014-2015 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 De la Garza said she's not sure if Forever would work today. “I don't want to see old Detective Jo Martinez,” she told a journalist (De la Garza turned 44 in June). “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 Forever movie?
In a recent interview, Lorraine Toussaint (who played Lieutenant Joanna Reece) said she can't imagine a Forever 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 Burn Gorman (who played Lewis Farber) 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 Forever movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Forever film, Ioan Gruffudd stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Forever reboot?
Recasting Forever 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 Forever reunion, a Forever movie, or a Forever reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
© 2020 MediaMass All rights reserved. Do not reproduce (even with permission).