iCarly Returns With All New Reboot

Isabel Cravens, Copy Editor

The fan-favorite Nickelodeon show, iCarly, will be returning to the small screen, with an all new reboot. Many original cast members will be returning to reprise their roles, and the series is set to premiere on the new streaming platform, Paramount Plus, some time in 2021.

  The original show ran from 2007 to 2012, and was one of Nickelodeon’s most renowned shows, winning the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Show three times, and even was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program. The show starred Miranda Crosgrove, and Jeannette McCurdy as two best friends, Carly and Sam, who host a web show titled iCarly, with the help of Freddie (Nathan Kress), Carly’s neighbour, and Spencer (Jerry Trainor), Carly’s older brother. 

  The reboot is set to take place in the present day, and is speculated to be influenced by modern day social media. “Original series stars Miranda Grosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress are all attached to return to the new series,” according to CBS All Access, the streaming service that will soon become Paramount Plus. 

  Currently both Jennete McCurdy and Noah Munck, who played Gibby, one of Carly and Sam’s friends, are not set to return for the reboot. 

  While McCurdy has not yet made a public statement on the new show, she has posted numerous times about her own upcoming projects. McCurdys’ relationship with Nickelodeon has been rocky, and in March of 2019, McCurdy shared a personal essay in the Huffington Post, about her struggles with an eating disorder. “As a child actress working in Hollywood, I quickly learned that remaining physically small for my age meant I had a better chance of booking jobs,” said McCurdy, also stating her struggles began when she was eleven, and continued during her time on iCarly.

  McCurdy’s relationship with Nickelodeon continued to worsen, with the iCarly spin-off  Sam and Cat. The show was canceled early, due to conflicts between McCurdy, Ariana Grande, and Nickelodeon. In a tweet after the show’s cancellation. McCurdy stated “I was put in an uncomfortable …situation, and I had to look out for me…[the cancellation] has to do with how [N]ickelodeon treated me.”

  As for Noah Munck, it has not been officially confirmed that he won’t return, unlike McCurdy. The actor currently has a recurring role in The Goldbergs, but fans have not given up on a possible cameo in the reboot series. 

  The show is set to begin filming in March of 2021, and is currently one of the biggest titles drawing subscribers to Paramount Plus.