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iCarly Reboot

iCarly, a late 2000s fan favorite show has returned. The new series on Paramount Plus features the same goofy humor fans have missed but with a slight twist. Carly Shay, played by Miranda Cosgrove, is now all grown up and so are her fans. Paramount Plus adds a young adult edge to the show knowing that fans that were once in their early teens are now in their early twenties. 

The show is trying to relate to older audiences by adding more mature themes and events that would happen in everyday life scenarios. With a mix of both millennial and Gen Z perspectives, the show includes current-day topics like ASMR, internet trolls and influencer apologies to fans.

Cast of 2021 iCarly | Photo Courtesy of Rappler

Here is the update on the characters you know and love. Carly Shay upgrades her old webshow by ditching the webcams and using smartphones. Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor) is now a very successful artist still trying to figure out what art piece he is going to create next. Freddy Benson (Nathan Kress) brought his daughter, Millicent (Jaidyn Triplett) along to move back into his childhood apartment and live with his mom after a recent divorce with his  ex-wife.  Additionally, a new character has been introduced. Harper (Laci Mosley), Carly’s roommate, has dreams to become a professional stylist but is stuck being a barista.

Unfortunately, former co-star Jennette McCurdy who played Sam Puckett in iCarly says she has given up acting in 2013 since her mom passed away. She addresses that “because with her death kind of died a lot of her ideas for my life, and that was its own journey, and a difficult one for sure.” 

Sam Puckett and Carly Shay | Photo Courtesy of PopCrush

Cosgrove is sad to hear that McCurdy won’t be joining her. 

“We definitely talk about Sam on the show. We all really wanted Jennette to be a part of the show, but she’s doing different things right now,” Cosgrove said.

Even though we are not going to see Sam’s appearance on the show, Harper and Millicent are great additions to the cast; they provide the same level of goofiness as the original Nickelodeon series. 

The revival is more than just episodes to watch when you’re bored. This show brings back so many childhood memories and so much nostalgia that you will want to keep watching more.

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