Fran Drescher Hints A Nanny Revival Could Be Happening
Oh Mister Sheffielddddddd....
It seems like you can barely swing a handbag around without hitting a TV reboot, revival or remake -- and it looks like another iconic name from the '90s might be making a comeback.
Speaking to ET Fran Drescher hinted that Fran Fine, The Nanny, could be returning to screens in some form.
"We're talking about it. Peter [Marc Jacob] and I are talking about it," she said referring to ex-husband and co-creator of The Nanny.
"We're working on a very big project. It's going to be very exciting for the fans, but I'm not at liberty to announce it yet... but it's going to be big."
Don't expect things to just pick up where they left off though, as Drescher explained, "Our show would be the same characters 20 years later, we can't just pick up where we left off," adding, "But in a way, that could be really good because the show can have a whole fresh blend to it".
The series ended in 1999 with Fran married to her boss and longtime love Maxwell Sheffield, having twins and heading to California to start a new life with their extended clan.
Drescher hinted that Fran may have undergone a few changes from the style-icon and meddling Nanny we had all come to know and love saying Fran, "would've maybe gotten involved in more things Fran Drescher is involved with".
Potentially hinting at Fran's work in the political space, "from environmental issues, to health, to civil liberties, that's what I think Fran would be doing now," though we're not sure how Fran Fine would feel about Fran Drescher's anti-capitalism stance.
Unfortunately, while Drescher seems to think all systems are go for a reboot, one of her co-stars hasn't always held the same position. Charles Shaughnessy -- who played Maxwell -- reportedly said last year he didn't know how a reboot would work.
"The whole concept of The Nanny is a nanny to these three kids. When those three kids are all grown up, there is no need for a nanny,” Shaughnessy said according to Radar Online.
“Other than getting a bunch of the same actors 20 years later and 20 years older together again, I don’t know how it would work."
Still, after the successes of reboots like Will & Grace, Full House and even the limited success of Roseanne there could be space to see the series come back in some form. There were even calls to replace Roseanne with a Nanny reboot following Roseanne Barr's controversial tweet leading to her show's cancellation.
"I mean, I'm waiting to get the call," Drescher said to ET.
So are we, Nanny Fine. So are we.
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