Rumors of a Maguy reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (December 6) as reports claimed that Antenne 2 confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 07/12/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 34 years since Maguy first aired?! (34 years, 2 months, 29 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Maguy end?
When Maguy came to an end after 10 years in December 1994, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Georges Boissier (Jean-Marc Thibault) and Rose Le Plouhannec (Marthe Villalonga). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Maguy without Georges Boissier?
After the tragic passing of Jean-Marc Thibault in 2017 how are the writers going to handle the absence of Georges Boissier. It seems pretty hard to imagine. “The right thing to do for the show, at least at this point, is to have that character pass,” a source close to the production says.
Would a Maguy reunion disappoint people?
Maguy aired from 1985-1994 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 Villalonga said she's not sure if Maguy would work today. “I don't want to see old Rose Le Plouhannec,” she told a journalist (Villalonga turned 87 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 Maguy movie?
In a recent interview, Marthe Villalonga said she can't imagine a Maguy 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 Henri Garcin (who played Pierre Bretteville) 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 Maguy movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Maguy reboot?
Recasting Maguy 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 Maguy reunion, a Maguy movie, or a Maguy reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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