Rumors of a the Shield reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (January 17) as reports claimed that FX confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 18/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 18 years since the Shield first aired?! (18 years, 10 months, 6 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Shield end?
When the Shield came to an end after 7 years in November 2008, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Monica Rawling (Glenn Close) and Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Shield reunion disappoint people?
The Shield aired from 2002-2008 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 Chiklis said he's not sure if the Shield would work today. “I don't want to see old Detective Vic Mackey,” he told a journalist (Chiklis turned 57 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 Shield movie?
In a recent interview, Walton Goggins (who played Shane Vendrell) said he can't imagine a Shield 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 C. C. H. Pounder (who played Claudette Wyms) 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 Shield movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Shield film, Michael Peña stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Shield reboot?
Recasting the Shield 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 Shield reunion, a Shield movie, or a Shield reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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