Rumors of a Law & Order: Criminal Intent reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (July 6) as reports claimed that producers confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 07/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 18 years since Law & Order: Criminal Intent first aired?! (18 years, 9 months, 7 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Law & Order: Criminal Intent end?
When Law & Order: Criminal Intent came to an end after 10 years in June 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth) and Detective Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Law & Order: Criminal Intent reunion disappoint people?
Law & Order: Criminal Intent aired from 2001-2011 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 D'Onofrio said he's not sure if Law & Order: Criminal Intent would work today. “I don't want to see old Detective Robert Goren,” he told a journalist (D'Onofrio turned 61 in June). “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 Law & Order: Criminal Intent movie?
In a recent interview, Jeff Goldblum (who played Detective Zack Nichols) said he can't imagine a Law & Order: Criminal Intent 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 Julia Ormond (who played Paula Gyson) 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 Law & Order: Criminal Intent movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Law & Order: Criminal Intent film, Julianne Nicholson stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Law & Order: Criminal Intent reboot?
Recasting Law & Order: Criminal Intent 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 Law & Order: Criminal Intent reunion, a Law & Order: Criminal Intent movie, or a Law & Order: Criminal Intent reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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