Rumors of a Hawthorne reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (March 22) as reports claimed that TNT confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 23/03/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 9 years since Hawthorne first aired?! (9 years, 9 months, 7 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Hawthorne end?
When Hawthorne came to an end after 3 years in August 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Doctor Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Hawthorne reunion disappoint people?
Hawthorne aired from 2009-2011 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 Vartan said he's not sure if Hawthorne would work today. “I don't want to see old Doctor Tom Wakefield,” he told a journalist (Vartan turned 50 in November). “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 a Hawthorne movie?
In a recent interview, Jada Pinkett Smith said she can't imagine a Hawthorne 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 Michael Vartan 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 Hawthorne movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Hawthorne film, Marc Anthony stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Hawthorne reboot?
Recasting Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne reunion, a Hawthorne movie, or a Hawthorne reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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