Rumors of a Lado a Lado reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (October 21) as reports claimed that Rede Globo confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 22/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 9 years since Lado a Lado first aired?! (9 years, 1 month, 12 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Lado a Lado end?
When Lado a Lado came to an end after 1 year in March 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Catarina Ribeiro (Alessandra Negrini), Isabel Nascimento (Camila Pitanga), José Maria dos Santos (Lázaro Ramos), Laura Assunção Vieira/Paulo Lima (Marjorie Estiano), Constância Camargo Assunção (Patricia Pillar) and Edgar Lemos Vieira/Antonio Ferreira (Thiago Fragoso). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Lado a Lado reunion disappoint people?
Lado a Lado aired from 2012-2013 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 Pillar said she's not sure if Lado a Lado would work today. “I don't want to see old Constância Camargo Assunção,” she told a journalist (Pillar turned 57 in January). “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 Lado a Lado movie?
In a recent interview, Klebber Toledo (who played Umberto Pontes Ferraz) said he can't imagine a Lado a Lado 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 Lázaro Ramos 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 Lado a Lado movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Lado a Lado film, Alessandra Negrini stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Lado a Lado reboot?
Recasting Lado a Lado 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 Lado a Lado reunion, a Lado a Lado movie, or a Lado a Lado reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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