Episode #9×15: How Soon Is Too Soon For TV or Movie Reboots? (Feat. Eric Scull, Micah Tannenbaum)

  • Our friends Eric and Micah join us from MuggleCast for a discussion all about reboots, inspired by the recent news of a Harry Potter TV series and a Twilight reboot in the works.
  • But first: TUCKER. IS. OUT! LEMON. IS. OUT! Why did FOX and CNN fire two of their most popular on-air personalities on the same day? Andrew is wet.
  • Dark Brandon also officially announced he’ll be running for re-election in 2024. Get ready for the campaign sequel no one asked for!
  • Is the premise of a Harry Potter TV reboot exciting? Yes. Could they fuck it up? Also yes.
  • Because there are no new ideas: Lionsgate is reportedly working on a Twilight TV show. Is there enough content to justify a multi-season show?
  • How soon is too soon for a reboot or reimagining of a beloved series?
  • Despite the opportunity for a Harry Potter series to expand on the wizarding world and deliver a fresh interpretation of the series, the failed Fantastic Beasts series and JKR’s shitty transphobic views loom heavy.
  • We discuss how we balance the major JKR issues with continuing to podcast about Harry Potter, and the feedback we receive from listeners who aren’t happy with our stances.
  • This week’s recs will keep you entertained, informed, and coffee-stain free! Folex Carpet Cleaner (Andrew), ‘Tetris’ on Apple TV+ (Laura), ‘MUNA’ album (Pam), ‘Stardew Valley’ (Eric), and NPR’s ‘Up First’ (Micah).
  • Check out Eric’s podcast, Thank You For Spieling (which also includes episodes of The Last of Us)

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon and Apple Podcasts:

  • We continue the main show’s discussion and focus on the importance diversity will play in casting for all the TV reboots that are inevitably coming.
  • Will the Harry Potter show stick with ‘Cursed Child’ canon and cast a black Hermione?
  • How could a Twilight TV show right a very cringy wrong with the casting of its Quileute tribe?

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