07 Jun What to Expect From the Paramount+ ‘iCarly’ Reboot
Millennials and Gen-Zr’s, let’s rejoice, because the Paramount+ “iCarly” reboot is just 10 days away! It’s safe to say we’re beyond excited.
The show originally debuted back in 2007. It ran for five years, ending in November 2012.
The series revolved around best friends Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) and Sam Puckett (Jeanette McCurdy). The two go viral after a clip of them for an audition is posted online by the two’s wiz-tech friend Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress). They then launch a web-sketch comedy show that becomes popular overnight.
Carly’s wild older brother, Spencer Shay, their goofy friend Gibby, and Freddie’s overbearing mom, Marissa, are accompanied in the trio’s antics. The show also featured several side characters that would appear in the sitcom periodically.
In the reboot trailer, a very grown-up Carly, re-assures the audience that, “This is still iCarly, but it’s all grown up.”
This statement is clearly evident, as the preview shows Carly back in her hi-jinks with Freddie and Spencer, but the tone shifts towards adult topics, such as divorce.
New-comers to the series are actress Laci Mosely who plays Carly’s friend and Freddie’s potential love interest Harper Raines, and Jaidyn Triplett as Millicent Benson, Freddie’s sneaky, step-daughter.
Unfortunately, Jeanette McCurdy is not involved in the reboot, and we will not be seeing Carly’s best friend Sam in the upcoming series. Fan-favorite character, Gibby, will not be returning either.
Familiar Faces Return
On top of fresh faces joining the cast, the trailer teased other familiar returning.
One returning face is “iCarly’s” stalker fan, Noah Dershlit (Danielle Morrow) who was spotted in the trailer.
“The response to the show coming back has been nothing short of amazing,” he said. “‘iCarly’ has stayed so culturally relevant for millions of viewers that it’s exciting to see, after almost a decade, that the anticipation and enthusiasm that’s carried over from the original series has exploded online in the past few weeks with the announcement of its revival.”
“Coming back to ‘iCarly’ after so many years to be a part of this reboot was incredibly fun,” he continued. “Being together on set with the cast again, playing our parts again — it all felt extremely natural, and I know the viewers are in for a treat when the show premieres.”
“iCarly” premieres on Paramount+ on June 17.