Rumors of a Happy Endings reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (September 17) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 18/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 9 years since Happy Endings first aired?! (9 years, 5 months, 5 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Happy Endings end?
When Happy Endings came to an end after 3 years in May 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Max Blum (Adam Pally), Penny Hartz (Casey Wilson), Brad Williams (Damon Wayans, Jr.), Alex Kerkovich (Elisha Cuthbert), Jane Kerkovich-Williams (Eliza Coupe) and Dave Rose (Zachary Knighton). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Happy Endings reunion disappoint people?
Happy Endings aired from 2011-2013 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 Coupe said she's not sure if Happy Endings would work today. “I don't want to see old Jane Kerkovich-Williams,” she told a journalist (Coupe turned 39 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,” she added.
Still hoping for a Happy Endings movie?
In a recent interview, Eliza Coupe said she can't imagine a Happy Endings 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 Megan Mullally (who played Dana Hartz) 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 Happy Endings movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Happy Endings film, Zachary Knighton stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Happy Endings reboot?
Recasting Happy Endings 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 Happy Endings reunion, a Happy Endings movie, or a Happy Endings reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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