Rumors of a the O.C. reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (January 16) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 17/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 17 years since the O.C. first aired?! (17 years, 5 months, 14 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the O.C. end?
When the O.C. came to an end after 4 years in February 2007, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Seth Cohen (Adam Brody), Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie), Kirsten Cohen (Kelly Rowan), Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton), Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher) and Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a O.C. reunion disappoint people?
The O.C. aired from 2003-2007 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 Gallagher said he's not sure if the O.C. would work today. “I don't want to see old Sandy Cohen,” he told a journalist (Gallagher turned 65 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 O.C. movie?
In a recent interview, Alan Dale (who played Caleb Nichol) said he can't imagine a O.C. 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 Peter Gallagher 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 O.C. movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a O.C. film, Tate Donovan stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a O.C. reboot?
Recasting the O.C. 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 O.C. reunion, a O.C. movie, or a O.C. reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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