Zooey Deschanel explains why she is not rushing to make a New Girl revival. The sitcom, created by Elizabeth Meriwether, premiered on Fox back in 2011 and aired for seven seasons. It follows Jess (Deschanel) who, shortly after leaving her boyfriend, answers an ad on Craigslist and becomes roommates with three men: Nick, Winston, and Schmidt. A popular series during its initial run, New Girl has earned praise from critics and generated a strong fanbase, which has seemingly grown with streaming. In addition to Deschanel, the show stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone.
Because New Girl and its cast are so beloved, questions surrounding a potential reboot have been brought up ever since the series ended. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Deschanel says that while she does not see herself starring in revivals forever, she would be happy to return. Read her comments regarding the possibility of a New Girl reboot below:
“It kind of depends on the circumstance. I wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life doing reboots, but I definitely had a wonderful time and would be very happy to revisit.“
Could A New Girl Revival Happen?
The series finale of New Girl took place one month after Jess and Nick (Johnson) got married and saw the group of friends gather at the loft, believing they were being evicted, though it turned out to be an intricate prank orchestrated by Winston (Morris). The episode featured several flashbacks and a glimpse of the future, where all of them were reunited and had their own families. That seemed to leave the door open for more stories, and when previously discussing the idea of a New Girl reboot, Deschanel noted how much she enjoyed her co-stars and working alongside them.
Revivals of popular shows are not uncommon, and New Girl has fans that would likely tune in for additional episodes. Following its conclusion, the series’ success on Netflix suggests that, should a reboot get made, it could have a home other than broadcast television. If it were to get picked up by one of the streaming services, the potential to include more mature content on New Girl is something that may benefit it as well.
It will be interesting to see if a New Girl revival ever comes to fruition and how far into the future it would go. Deschanel’s comments indicate that it could happen, even for a short run, and if everyone is on board, it might be worth trying. As fans look forward to the possibility, they can continue to rewatch New Girl on streaming.
Source: The Wall Street Journal