Rumors of a O Astro reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (February 24) as reports claimed that Rede Globo confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 25/02/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 9 years since O Astro first aired?! (9 years, 7 months, 13 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did O Astro end?
When O Astro came to an end after 1 year in October 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Lili (Alinne Moraes), Amanda Mello Assunção Quintanilha (Carolina Ferraz), Herculano Quintanilha (Rodrigo Lombardi) and Márcio Hayalla (Thiago Fragoso). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an O Astro reunion disappoint people?
O Astro aired from 2011-2011 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 Ferraz said she's not sure if O Astro would work today. “I don't want to see old Amanda Mello Assunção Quintanilha,” she told a journalist (Ferraz turned 53 in January). “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 an O Astro movie?
In a recent interview, Carolina Ferraz said she can't imagine an O Astro 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 Juliana Paes (who played Nina Moratti) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an O Astro movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an O Astro film, Thiago Fragoso stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an O Astro reboot?
Recasting O Astro 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 an O Astro reunion, an O Astro movie, or an O Astro reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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