Monday, December 20, 2021

Keke Palmer Dishes on Potential ‘True Jackson, VP’ Reboot

Thanks to Keke Palmer, rumors of a True Jackson, VP reboot have been swirling for months! But is the fan-favorite Nickelodeon comedy series really coming back to TV?

“I promise you guys, I’m, literally, not going to let you guys down with that,” the actor teased during an April 2021 appearance on the Chicks in the Office podcast. “I’ve been working so hard to figure something out for True Jackson, VP because, it’s crazy. I knew how much True Jackson, VP impacted me, but I’ve learned as I’ve grown that it really impacted the generation [of viewers]. It means so much to me that it did in that way. I’m so grateful. If True Jackson, VP does come back, which it’s a pretty good chance we get something up with that character and that story line, I would make sure that it’s mature.”

Update (12/16) - Speaking to J-14, Keke revealed that the highly anticipated True Jackson, VP reboot is something she’s still “working on.”

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“I’m hoping to be able to give you guys something concrete sometime soon with that,” Keke said of the show. “It was one of the most impactful times of my life in good ways and hard ways, but it was something that changed my life forever, and I’m very grateful for it.”

True Jackson, VP aired on Nickelodeon from November 2008 to August 2011, and starred Keke alongside Ashley Argota, Robbie Amell and Matt Shively. The Jump In! alum acted as the title character who was the teenage Vice President of the Youth Fashion Department at clothing company Mad Style. Each episode showed the level-headed True and her friends finding themselves in some sticky situations.

Keke first teased the possibility of the show’s reboot in April 2020 when she shared a video to social media dancing to the show’s theme song alongside a caption that read, “When they canceled True Jackson, VP prematurely just to reboot it in 2021. Congrats! Another reboot! Y’all made this happen.” Matt, for his part, replied, “What’s good? You tryin’ to play with my heart or what?!”

Although she hasn’t revealed any further details, Keke did share what she hoped to see when the characters eventually reunite on TV, noting that “we’ve gotta give it something good.”

“I would really want it to be, like what’s True’s life like? How is she dealing with being in this industry? How is she affected by social media?” the actor explained on the Chicks in the Office episode. “What’s her life become?”

Months after news of a possible True Jackson, VP reboot first broke, it was announced in December 2020 that iCarly would be rebooted for a more mature audience for the Paramount+ streaming service. There’s also been tons of questions about another Victorious series and talks about Zoey 101 making a comeback. So, fans would love to see True and her Mad Style job now!

Keke recently returned to her Nickelodeon roots by hosting the network's Nick News: Kids Pick The President special in October last year.

Talking to Cosmopolitan about the potential reboot in July 2020, Keke said: “Look, if my fans ask me for something as far as entertainment, I’m going make the calls that I need to make to try to give it to them,” adding: “[a] True Jackson, VP reboot was as much for them as it was for me.” Also in July, Matt Shively shared a TJVP-themed post on Instagram captioning it "I SMELL A REBOOT!!! @keke @ashleyargota9 @robbieamell".

In April 2020, Robbie Amell told Entertainment Tonight, “I was learning about it as people online were learning about it,”, adding “[and] then me and Keke and Ashley and Matt were all kind of texting back and forth, like, ‘This would be really fun. This would be awesome.’ So I don’t know if there’s any real truth to it right now … But I would definitely jump back in. I love that show and, you know, it was one of my first real jobs in L.A.”

Originally published: April 22, 2021.

Original source: J-14.

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