“Here we come, California” … on Netflix, really? The teen drama ‘The O.C.’ will reboot for season 5, that too on Netflix, bidding goodbye to the Fox network. Let’s find out the truth.
Year after year, rumour mills spin a story about the reboot of ‘The O.C.’ for season 5, only to sadden us with the bitter truth in the end. What is with the news of ‘The O.C.’ reviving for season 5 in 2020? Let us debunk the truth.
- ‘The O.C.’ finally has Netflix for launching season 5
- ‘The O.C.’: A teen angst drama like no other!
- The truth about the revival of ‘The O.C.’ for season 5
‘The O.C.’ finally has Netflix for launching season 5
At the start of the year, Michael Thorn, the president of Fox Entertainment confirmed that ‘The O.C.’ is not in the works. “The O.C.’ will not happen despite my deep passion for it to come back”, he told “Deadline”. “No one is available, unfortunately”.
He further added, “I would be lying if I said I didn’t ask every June”. The statement angered fans who have been petitioning for the revival of the teen drama. The show is known for accurately depicting teen angst. The show inspired many shows like ‘Laguna Beach’ and ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’. In an age where TV reboot, reunions, and revivals are a regular thing, why not ‘The O.C.’?
Now the news of the revival of ‘The O.C.’ for season 5 on Netflix is doing the rounds. Rumours have it that Netflix has seized the opportunity and is preparing for an explosive season 5 of ‘The O.C.’ on its platform. Before finding out the truth behind the rumours, let’s find out why the fans are crazy for its revival. Why ‘The O.C.’ tops the list of most anticipated reboots among teen dramas?
‘The O.C.’: A teen angst drama like no other!
Believe it or not, the show started 12 years ago. But we are still waiting to hear “California, Here We Come”. The continuous pop culture references, an accurate depiction of teen anger issues, pregnancy, sexuality, alcoholism, mental health issues, all this infused with great humour- this is what ‘The O.C.’ was all about.
The fans were so intrigued by the lifestyle that the show brought its spin-off- ‘Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County’. And who can forget Seth? Everyone wanted the bunch of joy that he was, in their lives. Who can forget the weekly dose of Peter Gallagher’s inimitable eyebrows? He played daddy Sandy Cohan and is undoubtedly the best dad on TV.
Don’t ask why we love the show because the list is pretty long. We all know it still is a pop culture phenomenon. Even the critics could not stop applauding it. “Time Magazine” critic James Poniewozik wrote that ‘The O.C.’ “looks to have enough heart, talent, and wit to generate a few seasons’ worths of luxurious suds. As Ryan would say, in the teen-soap business, being 100 per cent original doesn’t make you smart. Delivering a formula with so much style and believability that it feels new again—that does”.
Even after all these years, fans anxiously wait to hear the news of the revival of the series. Let’s find out if the rumour of Netflix launching ‘The O.C.’ Season 5 is true or not.
The truth about the revival of ‘The O.C.’ for season 5
Neither Netflix, not the show’s creator Josh Schwartz have announced the revival of ‘The O.C.’ for season 5. But since Netflix has a history of picking up cancelled series of Fox and making it a hit on its platform, we can continue to hope the same for ‘The O.C.’
Netflix revived ‘Lucifer’ on its platform after Fox cancelled it. It sensed the massive outrage after the cancellation and decided to make gains by rebooting the show. It may also be doing the same for ‘The O.C.’
If rumours are to be believed, season 5 will possibly air in 2022. But we should wait for the official confirmation to be sure.
Till then pen don some awesome fan-theories for ‘‘The O.C.’’. Let us know how excited you are for the fifth segment of ‘The O.C.’ on Netflix.