'Wet Hot American Summer' Star Michael Showalter Set to Direct a TV Show About Revivals Called 'Revival'August 18, 2017
We KNOW you're not crazy about revivals, reboots, remakes (yep, we read the comments you write). And, apparently, you're not alone.
FOX, perhaps hoping to capitalize on all the revival mania (but mostly bashing) that's gone on in recent years, is making a comedy about revivals. And, it's got a clever title — drum roll please — Revival.
Ta-dah! Fair enough.
According to Vulture, the series will be directed by Michael Showalter, who starred in and wrote 2001's Wet Hot American Summer, plus its sequel — or shall we say, revival — 2016's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and this year's Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
This new series revolves around a child actor named Elliot, who starred in a popular 1980s TV sitcom. He was bitten by the acting bug at a young age, but he also craved the normalcy of adolescence. That is until he was brought back into the limelight, courtesy of... you guessed it... a revival of the show he starred in.
Who will play Elliot and the supporting cast is yet to be announced. We'll keep you posted.
You may scoff but here at Anglophenia, we're quite partial to revivals, reboots, remakes... whatever you want to call 'em.
Some work and some don't. We like to keep an open mind, and we'll extend that same courtesy to a show about revivals. Stranger TV concepts have gone on to become hits. Remember how Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David palled-up to make a show about nothing? Look how that turned out. So, a TV show about a TV show being revived may just work.
What do you think of this spoofy concept?