After ‘Psych’, another popular USA Network series might just be in plans of getting revived, and it is none other than ‘White Collar’.
One of the most successful ventures of USA Network was the 2009 police procedural drama ‘White Collar‘. It received both critical and popular acclaim during its run and gave its network some of the best ratings it had ever seen. The popular series went on for 6 seasons before finally coming to an end in 2014. Ever since the series has been aired in around 40 countries around the world and has fans everywhere.
- ‘White Collar’ – Classy, Clever, and Chic
- Is a ‘White Collar’ revival in the works?
- What would the revival look like?
Created by Jeff Eastin, the series was lauded for its stylish plot and debonair protagonist. It was smart, flashy, and tautly scripted and kept the viewers on the edge of their seats. The show’s cancellation was a huge disappointment to its fans who even started a petition for its revival. 6 years after ‘White Collar’ concluded, it seems like the TV gods have finally heard our prayers – the series is gearing up for a revival.
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‘White Collar’ – Classy, Clever, and Chic
The crime drama told the story of Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a con artist who starts working with FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) as a consultant, helping him catch white-collar criminals. The series also starred Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason, Tiffani Thiessen, Natalie Morales, Hilarie Burton, and Sharif Atkins in important roles. ‘White Collar’ found success due to the performance of its stellar cast as well as its unconventional yet interesting plot.
It received 100% approval ratings from Rotten Tomatoes during its first season with the website consensus reading, “Featuring clever plotting and outstanding chemistry between its leads, ‘White Collar’ is a witty, briskly-paced, caper series”. It maintained its quality of storytelling throughout the 6 seasons, a feat not achieved by many shows.
The show opened with a note-worthy viewership of 5.40 million people but had to be cancelled after 6 seasons as its ratings had fallen to a little over a million views.
Is a ‘White Collar’ revival in the works?
YES! On April 28th, 2020 Eastin via his Twitter handle revealed that he was working hard to make a revival happen. Bomer replied to the tweet asking the showrunner to bring back the series before he got too old! Replying to Bomer’s comment, Eastin posted a picture of one of Neal Caffrey’s hats with the caption –
“It’s right here waiting for you. Time to get Neal out of retirement …” DeKay excitedly tweeted as well, saying, “I’m on board … for a plane bound for Paris!”
During a charity reunion in March 2020, the cast and showrunner teased that a revival of the crime drama was in the initial stages of conceptualization. Bomer, who had organized the entire reunion event quipped, “There is nothing I would want than to be on a set with this group of people again. There are real conversations happening. There seems to be a lot of excitement about it”. He further said, “What form that takes and how it plays out and whether all the creatives involved can work it out and make it happen is yet to be seen. But we’re all really optimistic and hopeful”.
After the reunion, Eastin posted on his Twitter handle confirming the news of a possible revival.
The closely-knit cast seems to be on the same page as fans as both want the series to return with an explosive revival.
What would the revival look like?
The finale of ‘White Collar’ was quite a roller-coaster ride with too many twists and turns. It saw Neal faking his own death and leaving for Paris. His friend Peter was shown mourning his death until he realised a year later that Neal was still alive. So, the revival may show him working undercover on a new case or simply in hiding, waiting for the right opportunity to start something new. But knowing the calibre of the writers on the show, it is safe to say that the revival would be as exciting as the previous 6 seasons and fans surely cannot wait.
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