Rumors of a Sliders reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (August 22) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 23/08/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 24 years since Sliders first aired?! (24 years, 5 months, 1 day to be exact.)
Why in the world did Sliders end?
When Sliders came to an end after 5 years in December 1999, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell), Professor Maximillian Arturo (John Rhys-Davies), Maggie Beckett (Kari Wührer) and Wade Welles (Sabrina Lloyd). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Sliders reunion disappoint people?
Sliders aired from 1995-1999 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 Lloyd said she's not sure if Sliders would work today. “I don't want to see old Wade Welles,” she told a journalist (Lloyd turned 48 in November). “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 Sliders movie?
In a recent interview, Kari Wührer said she can't imagine a Sliders 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 Jerry O'Connell 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 Sliders movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Sliders film, Sabrina Lloyd stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Sliders reboot?
Recasting Sliders 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 Sliders reunion, a Sliders movie, or a Sliders reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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