Rumors of a Rebelde reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (August 2) as reports claimed that Canal de las Estrellas confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 03/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 15 years since Rebelde first aired?! (15 years, 9 months, 30 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Rebelde end?
When Rebelde came to an end after 2 years in June 2006, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Miguel Arango (Alfonso Herrera), Juan Méndez López (Christian Chávez), Diego Bustamante (Christopher Uckermann), Roberta Pardo Rey (Dulce María) and Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernandez (Maite Perroni). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Rebelde reunion disappoint people?
Rebelde aired from 2004-2006 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 Dulce María said she's not sure if Rebelde would work today. “I don't want to see old Roberta Pardo Rey,” she told a journalist (Dulce María turned 34 in December). “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 Rebelde movie?
In a recent interview, Alfonso Herrera said he can't imagine a Rebelde 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 Patricio Borghetti (who played Enrique Madariaga) 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 Rebelde movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Rebelde film, Angelique Boyer stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Rebelde reboot?
Recasting Rebelde 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 Rebelde reunion, a Rebelde movie, or a Rebelde reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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