From Will and Grace to Roseanne to Full House, a multitude of rewatchable ’90s sitcoms (some more cheesy than others) has received reboots in recent years. Consequently, it was only a matter of time before a series lampooned the stale entertainment trend. Enter Hulu’s series Reboot.
Steve Levitan, co-creator of Modern Family, created Reboot, which provides fans with a behind-the-scenes look at the remake of Step Right Up, a fictional cheesy family sitcom from the 2000s.
Since filming the original, the oddball cast has struggled to keep afloat, but Hulu (yes, really) has given them a second shot with the reboot. As you might expect, Reboot is delightfully satirical. And its seemingly strange cast, which includes Johnny Knoxville, Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, and Rachel Bloom, works perfectly.
With a score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, Reboot is a critical triumph because it whimsically reflects the current sitcom. So, will Hulu’s Reboot receive a second season?
Will Hulu Renew ‘Reboot’ For a Season 2?
Reboot has not been renewed or cancelled as of October 26th, 2022. This is often when audience considerations come into play.
According to Parrot Analytics, “Audience demand for Reboot (2022) is 17.2 times that of the typical U.S. television series over the past 30 days.” This demand level only corresponds to 2.7% of all shows in this market.
Given these numbers, we may assume that Reboot has a favourable chance of success. In addition, creator Steve Levitan revealed to Collider in September 2022 that he “had ideas” for a sequel.
He stated, “I have various suggestions for how we could land the balls that are currently in the air.” “It’s one of those things where I love to come together at the beginning of the season and just start talking about these concepts, then see if anyone else has ideas, and from there we begin to shape the season.”
For everyone: Reboot on Hulu is really quite good, a very funny meta streaming show that both takes down and embraces streaming and reboots.
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In light of the undeniable success of Modern Family, which won 22 Emmys over the course of 11 seasons, Steve said that filming the Reboot was “terrifying.”
“It’s intimidating to make something after Modern Family, but I’m incredibly proud of this and I love hearing that people enjoy it,” he remarked.
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People are devouring Reboot, even pleading on Twitter for more episodes.
“Reboot is the best comedy I’ve seen on Hulu in a very long time. These actors came to eat, and these writers are having a blast. I am dying, “Mark St. Cyr, star of the film The Menu, penned the aforementioned phrase. How can we possibly argue against that?
Stream Reboot immediately, before Twitter users begin to riot.
Reboot Season 1 is currently available on Hulu.
Reboot Season 2: Release Date
If Reboot is given the go-ahead, a second season may premiere one year after the first. Compared to other television and streaming shows, Reboot utilises fewer special effects and does not film in remote places; the show is produced on the Fox Network lot in Los Angeles, California.
Consequently, one could anticipate a prospective Season 2 to follow the same production timetable as Season 1 and premiere in September 2023.
Reboot Season 2: Cast Speculation
Judy Greer and Keegan-Michael Key led an ensemble that included Calum Worthy (The Act), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Paul Reiser (Stranger Things), Kristin Marie Yu (Dr Ken), and Johnny Knoxville in the first season of Reboot.
Key reportedly told Variety that he shared parallels with his character, Reed. “I was probably a little bit like him when I was younger,” he remarked. Bloom explained in the same interview how she bonded with her on-screen counterpart.
“The manner in which Hannah reenacts her experience in her artwork is identical to my own,” she remarked. Greer ascribed Levitan’s talents to the effective construction of the characters. She told Variety, “I believe that with the characters Steve has developed, he has given everyone someone to root for.”
In separate interviews with Variety, Reiser and Knoxville each described what attracted them to their respective roles.
In Reiser’s instance, it appears he was immediately enthusiastic about the script after receiving it. Knoxville was drawn to his role as Clay’s “colourful character” and “demons.” “He is making the best effort possible. He is not always going to do things the greatest way, but he is attempting to maintain order. You like him somewhat.”
The cast’s relationships with their roles would undoubtedly pave the door for further seasons, though this is by no means confirmed.