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! This article is about the 2021 revival. For the 2007 show, see iCarly (TV show).

Main cast of the revival in the original series (above) and at present (below).

iCarly is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider and showrun by Ali Schouten. The first season premiered on the streaming platform, Paramount+, on June 17, 2021 as a revival of the Nickelodeon 2007-2012 tween sitcom iCarly.[6][7]

This revival was announced on December 9, 2020 on the official Nickelodeon Twitter[8] and the official iCarly Facebook page[9], confirming the original article announcing the revival.[10] The series is an adult comedy with a run time of approximately 30 minutes.[11]

The new series is produced by Nickelodeon Studios for Paramount+ and feature the return of original stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress in an adult-oriented version.

According to Paramount+'s February 2021 press release, the revival is "a new chapter for the most successful kids’ sitcom of all time, where original cast members Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor join new friends for a look at these characters’ present-day lives, adventures and comedic mishaps."[12]

Plot

Carly Shay and her friends are navigating work, love and their family.[3] Carly is 26 years old. She attended college and has been pretty successful. She has not hosted her web show in a long time, but decides to restart it in the pilot episode. Freddie has been through two divorces and his startup company has gone bankrupt, leading him to move back in with his mother. Spencer has become very wealthy and is the most successful out of the three returning characters. He continues to reside in the Shay Apartment, which has been remodeled.[13][14]

It is mentioned in the first episode that Sam is off “following her dreams” with a biker gang, hence her absence.

Carly's new best friend/roommate, Harper, is a pansexual character who dreams of becoming a fashion stylist after her wealthy family lost all of their money. They both reside in a new apartment at Bushwell Plaza. Harper pushes Carly out of her comfort zone as they confront day to day obstacles. Freddie’s adopted step-daughter, Millicent, is social media-obsessed and sees the older Carly as washed up as well as competition to her small YouTube channel.[15]

See more: Season 1 (Revival)

Production

Development

Photo of main cast shared by Miranda Cosgrove on her Instagram

Former Nickelodeon president Paula Kaplan contacted Cosgrove with a pitch for a new iCarly series, revolving around Carly and Spencer running a Hype House-like content house with a new generation of influencers taking influence from the iCarly. The demographic for the show was supposed to be aimed towards kids, following in the same footsteps as other revivals and spin-offs like Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home and Girl Meets World. “I don’t think that any of us would have been up for that [idea],” she says. “What excited me about doing iCarly again was getting to put the characters in situations that we couldn’t show before.” [16] Cosgrove contacted Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress, and Jennette McCurdy about the project. Kress and Trainor were on board with the project, however McCurdy declined due to her resentment of her acting career. After around 50,000 hours with the returning cast, Cosgrove requested that the revival series be aimed towards the adults who grew up with it, which ViacomCBS and AwesomenessTV immediately agreed to, unlike the shelved Lizzie McGuire series being developed at Disney+. As the executive producer of the series, wanted to incorporate more mature topics and diversity into the series, as well as nostalgia. [17]

Producers of this revival include Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor.[18] Filming of the series began during the week of March 22, 2021, and premiered in 2021.[19][20][21] On December 24, 2020, Jay Kogen announced on Twitter, that the pilot of the revival has been written, and the writers room began on January 20, 2021.[22][23] 13 episodes have been ordered so far.[24]

In December 2020, Jay Kogen confirmed that Mary Scheer who portrays Marissa Benson could return in the revival.[25] In April 2021, Tim Russ who portrays Principal Ted Franklin confirmed on Twitter that he would appear in the revival.[26]

Jay Kogen, ex co-runner of the show, stated that Noah Munck had been approached to return to his role as Gibby, but didn't say anything beyond this, while saying “it's her call” when asked about Jennette McCurdy returning.[27] He has also indicated that BooG!e who portrays T-Bo is welcome to return in the revival if he wishes.[28]

The revival is about the iCarly characters being in their 20's and finding their way in the world.[29][30] Since the finale of iCarly, the original characters have experienced new relationships.[31] On December 25, 2020, Jay Kogen tweeted that Carly has had experienced new relationships, Freddie has had been married, and Sam has had a new life.[32]

The revival was originally co-run by Jay Kogen and Ali Schouten.[33] On February 25, 2021, Deadline exclusively reported that Jay Kogen had stepped down as executive producer and co-showrunner but fellow executive producer/co-showrunner Ali Schouten remains on board. The article claimed that Kogen and Miranda Cosgrove "did not click creatively", which led to his departure.[34] Jay Kogen confirmed the news the same day on Twitter saying "I'm sadly no longer trying to make iCarly a show worth watching. But the work I did has given the show a foundation. I wish them the best."[35]

iCarly Revival Cast reveal premiere date

On her podcast, Jennette McCurdy announced that she had quit acting due to resentment over her acting career.[36] As a result, she is not returning to the reboot of the show to reprise her role as Sam Puckett.[37]

On March 18, 2021, Deadline revealed the two additional cast members Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett. Laci Mosley plays Harper, Carly's roommate and best friend. Jaidyn Triplett plays Millicent, Freddie's snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter.[38]

On May 6, 2021, it was revealed that the revival would air in June of 2021.[6] On May 14, 2021, Miranda Cosgrove revealed that the revival would premiere on June 17, 2021.[7]

On June 1, 2021, the trailer was released. It was also revealed that the first 3 episodes would premiere on June 17 in the U.S. and Canada and the following 10 episodes will air weekly.[39]

On July 15, 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.[40]

Cast

iCarly revival cast

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Trivia

  • In December 2020, Jay Kogen revealed that the revival would feature a new main character who is LGBTQ+.[61][62]
    • It was later revealed to be Harper.
  • The revival was filmed on a new set, but part of it is an update of the original set.[63]
  • The revival is set in Seattle, in the same vein as the original series.[64]
  • The revival does not air on Nickelodeon as it is an adult show that contains "sexual situations" and "dirty words".[65][66]
    • A commercial of the revival later appeared on Nickelodeon and appeared as a TV-PG rated show.
    • The show is targeted towards the generation who watched the original.
  • On December 27, 2020, Jay Kogen revealed Carly will still have her web show.[67]
  • Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor are both serving as producers on the show.[68]
  • Andrew Hill Newman is part of the production team.[69]
  • The revival was filmed with Awesomeness production company with a new crew and filmed at the Paramount studios lot.[70][71]
  • The revival uses Sam & Cat as a reference.[72]
  • The pilot is written by Ali Schouten and Jay Kogen. It is directed and executive produced by Phill Lewis.[73][3]
  • One of the writers, Danny Fernandez, previously guest starred as Kevin in the episode, iSpeed Date.[74]
  • Writers of the iCarly revival include Ali Schouten, Clay Lapari, Danny Fernandez, David, Franchesca Ramsey, Jacques Mouledoux, Jim Armogida, Steve Armogida, Jordan Mitchell, Kate Stayman-London, Korama Danquah, Nasser Samara, Sarah Jane Cunningham, Esther Povitsky and Suzie V. Freeman.[75][76][77][78][79][46][80][81][82][83]
  • Leave It All To Me from the original series is used as the theme song.
    • There was talk about Miranda Cosgrove re-recording the song, but she wanted to use the original with Drake Bell as a homage to the original series.
  • This series explores Carly and Freddie's romantic relationship.[84]
  • The revival seems to hinge more on real-world references instead of parodies (with the mention of Law & Order, Guy Fieri, HBO, Twitter, and 7-Eleven), however it keeps continuity with the many parody companies seen throughout Dan Schneider shows (such as the Pear Company and Skybucks Coffee).
  • The final episode of the first season was filmed on Friday, June 25, 2021.
  • Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) directed an episode for season 1.[85]
  • The series was renewed for a second season on July 15, 2021.[86]

Promotional Media

Videos

Images

References

  1. Miranda Cosgrove Reveals She Fought Hard to Keep Original "iCarly" Theme Song in New Revival
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 iCarly Reboot on the Futon Critic
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 'iCarly' Revival: Carly Has a New BFF, Freddie Has a Kid and More Secrets Revealed (Exclusive)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nickelodeon Press Release March 2021
  5. Futon Critic
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 ‘iCarly’ Revival to Debut on Paramount+ in June
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Miranda's Instagram
  8. Nickelodeon tweet - iCarly Reboot News
  9. The queen of the internet is returning
  10. TVLine - iCarly Revival Ordered at Paramount+ Streaming Service; Original Stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress Returning
  11. Jay Kogen Dec 24 Tweet
  12. Paramount+ February 2021 Press Release
  13. Miranda Cosgrove reveals iCarly premiere date, talks set photos and characters 10 years later
  14. Everything we know about the iCarly revival series: Cast, premiere date, plot, and more
  15. First Details on Paramount’s ‘iCarly’ Revival (EXCLUSIVE)
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  18. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 30
  19. ‘iCarly’ Revival With Original Stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor & Nathan Kress Ordered By Paramount+
  20. Jay Kogen's Tweet
  21. Everything we know so far about the iCarly revival series: Cast, premiere date, plot, and more
  22. Jay Kogen Dec 24 Tweet
  23. Jay Kogen Jan 20 Tweet
  24. Jay Kogen Jan 20 Tweet
  25. Jay Kogen Dec 20 tweet
  26. 26.0 26.1 Tim Russ Tweet
  27. "iCarly" Reboot Producer Answers Fan Questions About Missing Cast Members Jennette McCurdy and Noah Munck
  28. Jay Kogen Dec 21 tweet
  29. Jay Kogen tweet Jan 4
  30. Jay Kogen tweet Jan 15
  31. Jay Kogen tweet Jan 4
  32. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 25
  33. Jay Kogen Jan 20 Tweet
  34. https://deadline.com/2021/02/icarly-jay-kogen-exits-co-showrunner-revival-series-paramount-plus-1234701404/
  35. Jay Kogen tweet Feb 26, 2021
  36. Jennette McCurdy, 'iCarly' star, has quit acting and resents her career
  37. Jennette McCurdy Isn’t Coming Back for the "iCarly" Reboot Because She’s “Ashamed” of the Role
  38. ‘iCarly’: Laci Mosley & Jaidyn Triplett Join Cast As Paramount+ Revival Starts Production
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Trailer
  40. ‘iCarly’ Renewed For Season 2 By Paramount+
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Paramount+'s iCarly Revival Reveals an Updated Set
  42. File:Amanda Cerny holding an iCarly script.jpg
  43. File:Miranda Cosgrove and Amanda Cerny on set May 22, 2021.jpg
  44. 44.0 44.1 File:ICarly Revival Cast in pajamas 2.jpg
  45. File:Carmela Zumbado and Laci Mosley on set May 29, 2021.jpg
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 File:ICarly Revival Script cover Carmela Zumbado.jpg
  47. File:Erin Mulvey on set.jpg
  48. Instagram Jun 10
  49. Instagram Jun 10 (2)
  50. File:Poppy Liu Instagram 1.png
  51. File:Poppy Liu Instagram 2.png
  52. File:Poppy Liu Instagram 3.jpg
  53. File:Lyric Lewis in Instagram story.png
  54. Talita's Instagram post
  55. Nathan Kress Confirms the Return of Duke Lubberman
  56. Tinoco Management IG Post
  57. Veronika's post
  58. Drew's post
  59. Josh's post
  60. File:Kimia on iCarly 1.png
  61. Jay Jogen tweet Jan 15
  62. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 24
  63. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 24
  64. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 23
  65. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 28
  66. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 24
  67. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 27
  68. Jay Kogen tweet Dec 29
  69. Jay Kogen Tweet Jan 15
  70. Jay Kogen tweet Jan 22
  71. Jay Kogen tweet Jan 23
  72. Jay Kogen tweet Jan 4
  73. ‘iCarly’ Revival: Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett Join Paramount+ Series
  74. Danny Fernandez's post
  75. Ali's post
  76. Clay's post
  77. Danny's post
  78. Franchesca's post
  79. Kate's post
  80. Nasser's post
  81. Sarah's post
  82. File:ICarly Revival 108 script cover.jpg
  83. File:ICarly Revival 110 script cover.jpg
  84. Miranda Cosgrove says iCarly revival will address Sam's absence
  85. Nathan Kress' tweet - June 26, 2021
  86. Renewed For Season 2 By Paramount+
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