There is a long list of reboots, revivals and reunions planned for the streaming space, with writers getting on the storyboard to find something new in the old tales, and revisit the success formula.
Here are major reboots lined up in the coming months made for OTT platforms.
Serial killer Dexter will be back with the revival of the suspense drama. Michael C. Hall, who starred as the title character in the original series, will reprise the role while showrunner Clyde Phillips will also be back on board for the 10-episode series. It will be a continuation from the last series’ finale.
The much-awaited special reunion episode of the iconic show will mark what could be the hottest revival on the small screen in 2021. Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry will feature in the special, which was scheduled to happen last year but was delayed because of the pandemic. The special will air on HBO Max.
Sex And The City
The girls of Sex And The City will be back for another adventure, and romantic rendezvous. Titled “And Just Like That…”, the chapter will see Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kirstin Davis reprising their roles. Kim Cattrall will not return as Samantha. The revival for HBO Max will follow Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Charlotte York (Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as they navigate love and friendship in their 50s.
The reboot of classic True Blood is in early development stages. The original series creator and showrunner Alan Ball is associated with the show as an executive producer. As of now, none of the show’s original cast has been confirmed to return in the reboot, which is being developed for HBO Max. The show is based on “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” novel series by Charlaine Harris.
Conan The Barbarian
A live-action series based on Conan, the character created by writer Robert E. Howard, is being developed by Netflix. No actor has been attached to play the iconic role at the moment. In the past, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Momoa brought the sword-wielding character alive on screen.
A reboot of the children’s series Ghostwriter is under work. It will follow four kids whose neighbourhood bookstore is being haunted by a ghost. The show is being made for AppleTV+.