Rumors of a Invasion reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (January 28) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2023.
UPDATE 29/01/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 16 years since Invasion first aired?! (16 years, 4 months, 8 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Invasion end?
When Invasion came to an end after 1 year in May 2006, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Sheriff Tom Underlay (William Fichtner). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an Invasion reunion disappoint people?
Invasion aired from 2005-2006 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 Fichtner said he's not sure if Invasion would work today. “I don't want to see old Sheriff Tom Underlay,” he told a journalist (Fichtner turned 65 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 an Invasion movie?
In a recent interview, William Fichtner said he can't imagine an Invasion 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 Eddie Cibrian (who played Russell Varon) 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 Invasion movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an Invasion film, Kari Matchett stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an Invasion reboot?
Recasting Invasion 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 Invasion reunion, an Invasion movie, or an Invasion reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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