Rumors of a Snakes & Lizards reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (August 2) as reports claimed that Rede Globo 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 14 years since Snakes & Lizards first aired?! (14 years, 3 months, 10 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Snakes & Lizards end?
When Snakes & Lizards came to an end after 1 year in November 2006, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Leona Pasquim Montini (Carolina Dieckmann), Foguinho (Lázaro Ramos), Bel (Mariana Ximenes) and Ellen dos Santos (Taís Araújo). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Snakes & Lizards reunion disappoint people?
Snakes & Lizards aired from 2006-2006 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 Ximenes said she's not sure if Snakes & Lizards would work today. “I don't want to see old Bel,” she told a journalist (Ximenes turned 39 in April). “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 Snakes & Lizards movie?
In a recent interview, Cássio Reis (who played Murilo Ortega) said he can't imagine a Snakes & Lizards 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 Henri Castelli (who played Estevão Pacheco) 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 Snakes & Lizards movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Snakes & Lizards film, Bruna Marquezine stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Snakes & Lizards reboot?
Recasting Snakes & Lizards 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 Snakes & Lizards reunion, a Snakes & Lizards movie, or a Snakes & Lizards reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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