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Don’t you just hate the feeling of seeing your favourite T.V. show end and go off air? That’s the beauty of television re-boots and reunions—they reinvigorate those shows, thus allowing you to bask in all of your nostalgia.
You may have already heard about some popular titles getting reboots like Full House‘s Fuller House or Arrested Development, but there’s more you may have not hear about yet (yay!).
One of these shows that’s coming back is Twin Peaks. The ’90s drama is confirmed to be having a revival next year. Roughly 25 years later, the show will be hitting the small screen again with new installments. The good news is that some of the original actors from the first run of the series will be back: Kyle MacLachan, Sheryl Lee, Richard Beymer, Madchen Amick, and Dana Ashbrook. Plus, there’s some new players as well like Prisonbreak‘s Robert Knepper and even Amanda Seyfried. The bad news is that some of the original cast members have passed away like Catherine E. Coulson (who played the beloved Dog Lady) and Jack Nance (who passed away in 1996). Harry S. Truman may still be alive, but he declined joining the cast for the reboot. Either way, we’re excited for some new Twin Peaks.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Aside from Twin Peaks, what else has been confirmed for a reboot? Well, even though it’s technically a film, not a T.V. show, it’s been confirmed that your childhood favourite book series-turned-movie, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is getting a film reboot. The casting for the two protagonists, Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, is still in the works, so it’s likely the release will be in late 2016 or 2017. But, the neat part of this is that the casting is done via audition tape, giving regular kids a chance to audition for the roles, not just famous child actors. In fact, the casting call for the new A Series of Unfortunate Events just ended on January 15. Hopefully this means they’re one step closer to shooting the movie and releasing it!
Back to the T.V. show front, Prison Break will be getting rebooted by Fox. According to Elle Australia, they’ll start shooting for the revived series in March of this year, for nine new episodes. But wait – there’s more to excited about; original Prison Break actors Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell have signed on to reprise their roles as Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows. Can’t wait!
Sons of Anarchy
Rather than a reboot per se, Sons of Anarchy will be getting a spin-off, thanks to FX. Apparently the idea of making a spin-off for the show has been in the works for a while, but it’s finally been confirmed. The series will take place in the Northern California biker scene, following the Mayans motorcycle crew. Although there aren’t too many details released yet, we do know that Kurt Sutter, the mastermind behind the original Sons of Anarchy, won’t be producing and directing this spin-off. I guess it’s safe to say it’s time to start revving up those engines and prepare for the coming of this spin-off!
Last but certainly not least is The X-Files. Agents Scully and Mulder are back and ready to kick some alien butt. Although the initial series ended in 2002, over a decade later the show’s been picked back up due to popular demand. There will be six new episodes in this miniseries. The original leading actors will also be returning in this reboot: David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. In fact, The X-Files revival is launches this weekend so be sure to check it out!
The X-Files returns to CTV in a special two-night premiere this weekend on January 24 and 25.