Rumors of a Pause-café reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (February 22) as reports claimed that TF1 confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2025.
UPDATE 23/02/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 43 years since Pause-café first aired?! (43 years, 11 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Pause-café end?
When Pause-café came to an end after 9 years in December 1989, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Joëlle Mazart (Véronique Jannot). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Pause-café reunion disappoint people?
Pause-café aired from 1981-1989 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 Jannot said she's not sure if Pause-café would work today. “I don't want to see old Joëlle Mazart,” she told a journalist (Jannot turned 66 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,” she added.
Still hoping for a Pause-café movie?
In a recent interview, Véronique Jannot said she can't imagine a Pause-café 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 Marc Lavoine (who played Alain in 1981) 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 Pause-café movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Pause-café reboot?
Recasting Pause-café 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 Pause-café reunion, a Pause-café movie, or a Pause-café reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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