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Drake & Josh reboot in the works?
by Joe Raccuia
Actor Drake Bell may or may not have just confirmed that a Drake & Josh reboot is in the works. And the rumor has fans of the former Nickelodeon show going crazy, hoping this rumor will be true. At the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Bell teased the chance of a reboot to PEOPLE, “We’re working on something. I’m excited. I think we have a great idea.”
Multiple media sites, including ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and PEOPLE are reporting that Bell and his co-star on the show, actor Josh Peck are “in talks with several networks” about the project and this new show will “be more adult and really funny.”
Drake & Josh followed the duo as newly related step-brothers after their parents get married. The sitcom ran on Nickelodeon from 2004-2007 and was one of Nick’s most popular shows of the time. Most recently, the pair had a brief falling out after Bell was not invited to Peck’s 2017 wedding, but made up shortly after on social media.
Bell told PEOPLE about Peck, “We’ve known each other for so long, and it really is once in a lifetime in this industry that you get to work with somebody and it clicks like that.”
Media Racc Up believes that as long as the reboot of Drake & Josh finds a good network to air on and a good cast and crew, the show will be successful and fans will be happy. This show definitely has a draw because of the nostalgia feeling this will bring back to the millennial generation who grew up on this show, as well introducing this dynamic duo to a whole new generation of fans.
Drake & Josh is just the latest show with a reboot being announced. Just this year alone, it was announced Nickelodeon’s Saturday Night Live- like series All That will be rebooted and brought back to Nickelodeon the network it became famous on. The network also announced it will be rebooting the hit game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? to open a former show to a new audience.
Will Drake & Josh return to its former network or will it move to a new network? Will some of the old cast members be returning or will they introduce new characters with a new plot line? Millennials may not agree on much but a Drake & Josh reboot might just bring us all together.