Rumors of a Maigret reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (December 4) as reports claimed that ITV confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 05/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 28 years since Maigret first aired?! (28 years, 9 months, 26 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Maigret end?
When Maigret came to an end after 2 years in April 1993, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Inspector Maigret (Michael Gambon). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Maigret reunion disappoint people?
Maigret aired from 1992-1993 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 Gambon said he's not sure if Maigret would work today. “I don't want to see old Inspector Maigret,” he told a journalist (Gambon turned 80 in October). “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 Maigret movie?
In a recent interview, Michael Gambon said he can't imagine a Maigret reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
What about a Maigret reboot?
Recasting Maigret 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 Maigret reunion, a Maigret movie, or a Maigret reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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