Rumors of a Wuthering Heights reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (October 15) as reports claimed that ITV confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2020.
UPDATE 16/10/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why in the world did Wuthering Heights end?
When Wuthering Heights came to an end, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Catherine Earnshaw (Charlotte Riley) and Heathcliff (Tom Hardy). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Wuthering Heights reunion disappoint people?
Wuthering Heights 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 Riley said she's not sure if Wuthering Heights would work today. “I don't want to see old Catherine Earnshaw,” she told a journalist (Riley turned 37 in December). “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 Wuthering Heights movie?
In a recent interview, Tom Hardy said he can't imagine a Wuthering Heights 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 Andrew Lincoln (who played Edgar Linton) 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 Wuthering Heights movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Wuthering Heights film, Charlotte Riley stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Wuthering Heights reboot?
Recasting Wuthering Heights 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 Wuthering Heights reunion, a Wuthering Heights movie, or a Wuthering Heights reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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