Actress and R&B singer Brandy Norwood says her '90s comedy series Moesha is getting a reboot. From 1996 to 2001, Brandy starred on the classic sitcom which aired for six seasons on UPN. Recently, the Moesha star spoke about the series with the discussion turning to a potential reboot, and Brandy revealed there's already a revival in the planning stages. Making it clear plans are in place to resurrect the show, here's what Brandy said when directly asked if she was interested in rebooting the series.
"Yeah! Absolutely. I'm here to solidify that we're going to bring Moesha back."
Moesha was created by Ralph Farquhar and the writing team of Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears. It starred Brandy as Moesha Denise Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in Los Angeles. The series also starred William Allen Young as Frank, Brandy's widowed father and a Saturn car salesman, with Sheryl Lee Ralph also starring as the high school vice principal and Brandy's new stepmother, Dee. Yvette Wilson, Shar Jackson, Lamont Bentley, and Countess Vaughn also had prominent roles as Brandy's friends, with many notable guest stars including Bernie Mac, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Robin Givens, Billy Dee Williams, Kobe Bryant, and Mary J. Blige.
Sadly, a Moesha reboot would not be the same, as it would be missing some key cast members we've since lost. Lamont Bentley, who played Brandy's boyfriend Hakeem Campbell on the show, passed away in 2005 after sustaining severe injuries in a brutal single-car traffic accident. Yvette Wilson, who played the owner of The Den and Brandy's friend Andell Wilkerson, also died in 2012 after a hard-fought battle with cervical cancer. Because both characters were so important to the original series, the presence of Bentley and Wilson in any potential reboot will certainly be missed.
In 2017, the Moesha cast reunited for the first time in 16 years on The Real, and the emotional moment may have contributed towards Brandy's apparent desire to revisit the show. At the time, Brandy said she "absolutely" wanted to reboot the show, pointing out that the series ended on a cliffhanger. "Myles was kidnapped. We don't know who was pregnant," the Moesha star explained. Even if the revival is nothing more than a reunion show or limited series to properly close out the story, it sure would be nice to finally have the cliffhanger resolved.
While it's exciting for some fans to think about revisiting Moesha, others may prefer to remember it as it was. One thing is for sure - with shows like Full House, Will & Grace, and Mad About You getting revived, along with the news of a Frasier reboot also in the works, it's beginning to feel a lot like the 1990's all over again. Let's hope we find out more information about the planned project soon. The news of the planned Moesha reboot comes to us from Fab TV on YouTube, and you can watch the footage below.