The iCarly revival series is happening at Paramount+, which is currently known as CBS All Access. Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress are set to return for the new revival series. The announcement comes right after CBS All Access announced their new Nickelodeon expansion, which is live today. The streaming service, which will change its name to Paramount+ early next year, just added over 800 episodes of kid's shows from all over the map, including the original iCarly series to SpongeBob SquarePants to Mr. Magoo and other classics.
The Simpsons veteran Jay Kogen and Ali Schouten are currently developing the iCarly revival series for Paramount+ with Nickelodeon Studios set to produce. Kogen and Schouten will also serve as executive producers and co-showrunners. The original series aired from 2007-2012, across 6 seasons. It quickly became one of Nickelodeon's biggest and most-watched shows. The show revolved around a group of kids who started a webcast that dealt with lives and common problems that children face in a world filled with technology.
It's unclear at this moment what the iCarly revival series will be about, but we'll more than likely see what the characters are all up to now, 8 years after the original series ended. Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress have yet to comment on the revival publicly, but it is imagined that production will begin at some point next year, depending on how the public health crisis pans out. This should make fans of the original iCarly series pretty excited, especially if it retains everything that kids loved about it from the start. Peacock's Saved by the Bell reboot series has seen some criticism for straying too far from the original show.
Although iCarly received mixed reviews from critics, it became wildly popular with audiences. The most watched episode was iSaved Your Life, which premiered in 2010, to 11.2 million viewers. It is still the second-most-viewed telecast in Nickelodeon history. However, the ratings did start to fall off towards the end of the show's run, though they were still high for Nickelodeon. With 8 years passed, or 9 when the show streams on Paramount+, there will be a good amount of people waiting to see where the gang is currently.
It was announced back in September that CBS All Access was going to be rebranded as Paramount+. "Paramount is an iconic and storied brand beloved by consumers all over the world, and it is synonymous with quality, integrity and world-class storytelling," president and CEO Bob Bakish said in a statement at the time. "With Paramount+, we're excited to establish one global streaming brand in the broad-pay segment that will draw on the sheer breadth and depth of the ViacomCBS portfolio to offer an extraordinary collection of content for everyone to enjoy." TV Line was the first outlet to report on the upcoming iCarly revival series.