Wake up the members of my nation, an iCarly revival is coming! The beloved Nickelodeon sitcom starring Miranda Cosgrove is headed back to the small screen after Paramount+ ordered a continuation of the hit Nickelodeon series at the end of 2020.
Cosgrove and fellow original cast members Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress are all set to reprise their characters for the upcoming 13-episode season. In January, the trio posted the first photo from the set, but didn't share any further details.
iCarly premiered on Nickelodeon in 2007 and ran for six seasons before it ended in 2012. The show followed Cosgrove's Carly Shay, as her internet show, iCarly, became a success. Trainor portrayed Carly's brother, Spencer, while Kress played her best friend, Freddie. Jennette McCurdy was also part of the original series as Carly's other bestie, Sam.
In anticipation of the exciting revival, we're busting out our Pear laptops, answering all your questions and breaking down everything you need to know about iCarly's return.
Where will the revival air? Paramount+
When will it premiere? The revival is slated to premiere on the service this summer.
How many episodes will there be? There will be 13 episodes. It is unclear how Paramount+ plans to roll out the episodes.
When does filming begin? Production is currently underway in Los Angeles. In January, Cosgrove shared a photo of herself with Kress and Trainor from the set.
Who will be returning or joining the cast? As it stands now, Cosgrove is back as the titular character, as well as Trainor as Spencer and Kress as Freddie.
"The three of us got back together and it was kind of like riding a bike. It was like, 'We're back!'" Trainor told ET, with Cosgrove adding, "It feels kind of crazy. We did the first table read about a week or so ago and it was kind of insane. Like, just getting everybody back together again and it was really fun."
The new iCarly series will feature two new cast members: Laci Mosley as Harper, Carly’s roommate and best friend. Jaidyn Triplett will portray Millicent, Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter.
McCurdy is not expected to return after revealing that she quit acting a couple of years ago. During an episode of her podcast, Empty Inside, the 28-year-old actress explained how she never wanted to act and was forced to by her family. McCurdy admitted to being "ashamed" of her career and past roles, ultimately saying goodbye to acting.
"My experience with acting is, I'm so ashamed of the parts I've done in the past. I resent my career in a lot of ways," she expressed. "I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing. I did the shows that I was on from, like, 13 to 21, and by 15, I was already embarrassed. My friends at 15, they're not like, 'Oh, cool, you're on this Nickelodeon show.' It was embarrassing. And I imagine there's a very different experience to be had with acting if you're proud of your roles, and if you feel fulfilled by them."
Meanwhile, it is also unclear if Noah Munck, who played Carly's friend, Gibby Gibson, will return. Former iCarly executive producer Jay Kogan previously shared (before his departure from the project) that the revival has approached Munck.
Who is behind the new series? The new iCarly series is produced by Nickelodeon Studios and Awesomeness. The pilot was written by Ali Schouten, who also serves as executive producer, and Jay Kogen. Cosgrove also serves as executive producer, with Trainor and Alissa Vradenburg serving as producers. The pilot was directed by executive producer Phill Lewis.
What will it be about? The revival picks up nearly 10 years after the original show ended, and finds Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love and their family in their twenties. Among the biggest changes is that Freddie is a dad in the series and Carly has a new BFF.
"I'll say the scripts are really funny, but I don't think anyone is expecting what we're doing," Trainor teased to ET. "I don't think a revival has been done quite this way."
When fans last saw Carly and Freddie, the two shared a goodbye kiss in the series finale. But what's their relationship status in the revival?
"TBD! I don't know," teased Kress, adding, "I have no idea, and even if I did know, I wouldn't tell you. We gotta keep things spicy for the folks at home."
Can I watch the original series anywhere? All seasons of iCarly are streaming on Paramount+.