Rumors of a Mutant X reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (September 23) as reports claimed that Syndicated confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 24/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 18 years since Mutant X first aired?! (18 years, 11 months, 18 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Mutant X end?
When Mutant X came to an end after 3 years in May 2004, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Adam Kane (John Shea), Emma DeLauro (Lauren Lee Smith), Brennan Mulwray (Victor Webster) and Shalimar Fox (Victoria Pratt). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Mutant X reunion disappoint people?
Mutant X aired from 2001-2004 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 Shea said he's not sure if Mutant X would work today. “I don't want to see old Adam Kane,” he told a journalist (Shea turned 71 in April). “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 Mutant X movie?
In a recent interview, John Shea said he can't imagine a Mutant X 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 Victoria Pratt 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 Mutant X movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Mutant X film, Victor Webster stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Mutant X reboot?
Recasting Mutant X 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 Mutant X reunion, a Mutant X movie, or a Mutant X reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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