Rumors of a Numb3rs reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (November 29) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2024.
UPDATE 30/11/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 18 years since Numb3rs first aired?! (18 years, 10 months, 7 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Numb3rs end?
When Numb3rs came to an end after 6 years in March 2010, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Professor Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz) and Alan Eppes (Judd Hirsch). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Numb3rs reunion disappoint people?
Numb3rs aired from 2005-2010 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 Krumholtz said he's not sure if Numb3rs would work today. “I don't want to see old Professor Charlie Eppes,” he told a journalist (Krumholtz turned 45 in May). “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 Numb3rs movie?
In a recent interview, Lou Diamond Phillips (who played Agent Ian Edgerton) said he can't imagine a Numb3rs 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 Sabrina Lloyd (who played Terry Lake in 2005) 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 Numb3rs movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Numb3rs film, Judd Hirsch stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Numb3rs reboot?
Recasting Numb3rs 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 Numb3rs reunion, a Numb3rs movie, or a Numb3rs reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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