Rumors of a Kyle XY reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (December 13) as reports claimed that ABC Family confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 14/12/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 13 years since Kyle XY first aired?! (13 years, 5 months, 18 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Kyle XY end?
When Kyle XY came to an end after 3 years in March 2009, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Jessi Hollander (Jaimie Alexander) and Kyle Trager (Matt Dallas). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Kyle XY reunion disappoint people?
Kyle XY aired from 2006-2009 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 Alexander said she's not sure if Kyle XY would work today. “I don't want to see old Jessi Hollander,” she told a journalist (Alexander turned 35 in March). “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 Kyle XY movie?
In a recent interview, Teryl Rothery (who played Carol Bloom) said she can't imagine a Kyle XY 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 Nicholas Lea (who played Tom Foss between 2006 and 2009) 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 Kyle XY movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Kyle XY film, Jean-Luc Bilodeau stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Kyle XY reboot?
Recasting Kyle XY 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 Kyle XY reunion, a Kyle XY movie, or a Kyle XY reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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