Fans of The O.C. would be forgiven for getting swept up in the reboot hype.
It feels as though every show that was popular in the ‘90s or early 2000s is coming back for a second round, with the latest being Gossip Girl, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
It was hoped, in that case, that another of their shows, The O.C., would also be making a comeback.
The series ran from 2003 to 2007 and followed the lives of four friends in Newport, Orange County. The cast included Mischa Barton, Benjamin McKenzie, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowland, and Melinda Clarke.
Alas, the team of Schwartz and Savage have squashed that idea.
“That was brought up at one point, we were asked about doing a return to The O.C. to see those kids grown up. For us, that was a very, very singular story. We felt like we completed that tale by the end,” said Schwartz.
That said, a new and evolved version of Gossip Girl is expected on HBO Max sometime in the near future.