Rumors of a Spooks reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Monday (June 14) as reports claimed that BBC One confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 15/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 19 years since Spooks first aired?! (19 years, 1 month, 2 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Spooks end?
When Spooks came to an end after 10 years in October 2011, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Tom Quinn (Matthew Macfadyen) and Sir Harry Pearce (Peter Firth). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Spooks reunion disappoint people?
Spooks aired from 2002-2011 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 Macfadyen said he's not sure if Spooks would work today. “I don't want to see old Tom Quinn,” he told a journalist (Macfadyen turned 46 in October). “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 Spooks movie?
In a recent interview, Max Brown (who played Dimitri Levendis between 2010 and 2011) said he can't imagine a Spooks 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 Nicola Walker (who played Ruth Evershed) 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 Spooks movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Spooks film, Anna Chancellor stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Spooks reboot?
Recasting Spooks 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 Spooks reunion, a Spooks movie, or a Spooks reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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