Rumors of a Reign reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (December 3) as reports claimed that producers confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 7 years since Reign first aired?! (7 years, 1 month, 17 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Reign end?
When Reign came to an end after 4 years in June 2017, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane), Catherine de' Medici (Megan Follows) and Elizabeth I of England (Rachel Skarsten). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Reign reunion disappoint people?
Reign aired from 2013-2017 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 Kane said she's not sure if Reign would work today. “I don't want to see old Mary Stuart,” she told a journalist (Kane turned 30 in August). “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 Reign movie?
In a recent interview, Toby Regbo (who played Francis II of France) said he can't imagine a Reign 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 Rachel Skarsten 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 Reign movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Reign film, Anna Popplewell stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Reign reboot?
Recasting Reign 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 Reign reunion, a Reign movie, or a Reign reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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