Rumors of a Reno 911! reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (July 6) as reports claimed that Comedy Central confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 07/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 16 years since Reno 911! first aired?! (16 years, 11 months, 14 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Reno 911! end?
When Reno 911! came to an end after 6 years in July 2009, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Reno 911! reunion disappoint people?
Reno 911! aired from 2003-2009 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 Lennon said he's not sure if Reno 911! would work today. “I don't want to see old Lieutenant Jim Dangle,” he told a journalist (Lennon turned 49 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,” he added.
Still hoping for a Reno 911! movie?
In a recent interview, Keegan-Michael Key said he can't imagine a Reno 911! 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 Niecy Nash (who played Deputy Raineesha Williams between 2003 and 2009) 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 Reno 911! movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Reno 911! film, Thomas Lennon stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Reno 911! reboot?
Recasting Reno 911! 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 Reno 911! reunion, a Reno 911! movie, or a Reno 911! reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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