‘The O.C.’ reboot would give viewers a chance to catch up with the old residents of Newport and learn about new developments in their lives!
We live in the age of reunions and reboots, but for some reason, ‘The O.C.’ has remained untouched. It has been a decade since we saw what the once-popular residents of Orange County have been upto!
- Fans deserve ‘The O.C.’ reboot
- There are several ways to reboot ‘The O.C.’
- What does creator Josh Schwartz say about ‘The O.C.’ reboot?
The teen drama series ruled television throughout its run, becoming one of Fox’s most well-received shows. With just four seasons, ‘The O.C.’ managed to impress teen audiences with themes of romance, high school melodrama, and, of course, an attractive cast!
It became a cultural phenomenon, paving the way for the teen genre to flourish on television! The series premiered at a time when there weren’t any teen-centric shows and captivated the audience completely. Unfortunately, the show’s over-the-top plotlines, shocking character deaths, and drama exhausted the series of its exciting moments.
What arrived as a breath of fresh air became a tedious drama with convoluted, unbelievable developments. The characters changed implausibly, some became unlikeable, and it was just embarrassing for viewers to continue watching. Creator Josh Schwartz saved the series when he gave it the perfect ending, bringing it to a full circle.
While there isn’t any official news for ‘The O.C.’ reboot, the cast isn’t opposed to the idea!
Fans deserve ‘The O.C.’ reboot
There was a drastic decline in the number of viewers from season 1 to 4, so the possibility of a reboot might seem unlikely. The unprecedented viewership also caused the network to cancel ‘The O.C.’, but Schwartz had the opportunity to end the series on his own terms.
After watching their favourite character die, fans deserve a cast reunion or a reboot, where the writers make things right! No more loopholes or repetitive scenes which have been faithful to soap operas through the years. Fans need real characters who can problem-solve and fix the situations they are in, without making the same mistakes over and over again.
There are several ways to reboot ‘The O.C.’
The series is a perfect time capsule of the mid-2000s, so it wouldn’t be easy to replicate it with a new cast and crew. A mini-series would be ideal to acquaint viewers with where the characters are a decade later! It would preserve the original show’s memory and the impact it had on teen audiences.
Reportedly, Adam Brody (Seth) and Ben McKenzie (Ryan) aren’t on board for a reboot, but Mischa Barton (Marissa) thinks otherwise! In an interview with “ET Online”, Barton revealed the different ways she imagined the show could return.
“I think there are ways it could happen for sure. I mean in this industry there’s a way to do everything. If you really wanna get ‘The O.C.’ back, of course, we could, of course, there’s a way”, the actor said. “Characters can slightly change or diverge or come back as a cousin. Like, who cares?”
“There’s so many million different ways to rewrite something and retell the same story in a slightly different way”,
“I definitely don’t think that that story is dead either because … there’s definitely room for an O.C.-esque drama.”
The actor has been open to the idea of resurrecting Marissa too!
There’s some uncertainty surrounding the question of whether ‘The O.C.’ is dead, but Barton’s character Marissa surely is!
What does creator Josh Schwartz say about ‘The O.C.’ reboot?
Given the rising trend of popular film and television series commissioning reunions to revisit nostalgia, ‘The O.C.’ reboot could become reality! Unfortunately, creator Josh Schwartz and his team believe the series has come to an end.
“We were asked about doing a return to ‘The O.C.’ to see those kids grown-up”, Schwartz shared at the 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour.
“For us, that was a very, very singular story. We felt like we completed that tale by the end.”
Fox Entertainment’s Michael Thorn also admitted that ‘The O.C.’ reboot wasn’t on the cards.
In an interview with “Deadline”, Thorn shared,
“The O.C. will not happen despite my deep passion for it to come back. No one is available, unfortunately. I would be lying if I said I didn’t ask every June”.
If not a full-fledged reboot, a cast reunion over Zoom would still be nice, wouldn’t it? It has been 13 years, after all!
Are you a fan of ‘The O.C.’? Would you watch the reboot in the future? Let us know in the comments!