Rumors of a La Madrastra reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (July 3) as reports claimed that Canal de las Estrellas confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 04/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 13 years since La Madrastra first aired?! (13 years, 4 months, 27 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did La Madrastra end?
When La Madrastra came to an end after 2 years in July 2005, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Esteban San Román (César Évora), Alba San Román (Jacqueline Andere) and María Fernández Acuña de San Román (Victoria Ruffo). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a La Madrastra reunion disappoint people?
La Madrastra aired from 2007-2005 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 Évora said he's not sure if La Madrastra would work today. “I don't want to see old Esteban San Román,” he told a journalist (Évora turned 60 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 La Madrastra movie?
In a recent interview, Sabine Moussier (who played Fabiola de Mendizábal) said she can't imagine a La Madrastra 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 César Évora 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 La Madrastra movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a La Madrastra film, Victoria Ruffo stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a La Madrastra reboot?
Recasting La Madrastra 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 La Madrastra reunion, a La Madrastra movie, or a La Madrastra reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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