Wednesday, July 07, 2021

'iCarly' Star Reed Alexander Talks Nevel's Return on the Revival; Reveals There's a Possibility That Nevel Could Return in Season 2: 'He's Always Lurking'

iCarly star Reed Alexander says there's a possibility that Nevel could return again if the revival gets renewed: 'He's always lurking'

Reed Alexander on episode five of the "iCarly" revival. Lisa Rose/Paramount+

Warning: There are spoilers for episode five of the iCarly revival, now streaming on Paramount+.

- Reed Alexander said that if the show gets renewed for additional seasons, fans could see Nevel again.

- "He's always lurking," the actor told Insider.

iCarly star Reed Alexander opened up about reprising his fan-favorite role as Nevel Papperman on the revival and teased that it might not be the last fans will see of his scheming character.

"He's always lurking," Reed, 26, who portrayed the character on the original Nickelodeon series that ran for six seasons between 2007 and 2012, told Insider.

Episode five of the revival, released on Thursday, July 1 on Paramount+, marked the first time Reed has played Carly Shay's childhood nemesis since guest-starring on the iCarly and Victorious spin-off series Sam & Cat in 2014.

The latest episode of iCarly, "iRobot Wedding," centered on Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) reluctantly attending the robot-themed wedding of Nevel and his supposed fiancée, Prunella Pitz (Bailey Stender). By the end of the episode, it was revealed that the wedding was a sham, with Nevel staging a fake wedding in the hopes that Carly would realize they're meant to be together.

Reed Alexander and Miranda Cosgrove on episode five of the "iCarly" revival. Lisa Rose/Paramount+

Reed Alexander wearing a silver suit and Miranda Cosgrove wearing a white wedding dress on episode five of the "iCarly" revival. 

The plot twist was the Prunella, Nevel's friend who pretended to be his fiancée, fell in love with him and the two ended up getting married for real.

The episode neatly tied up Nevel's storyline. But Alexander, who's currently a finance reporter at Insider, said that there's always a possibility that his menacing character could return. After all, he became a recurring character on the original series as he repeatedly sought revenge on Carly for shoving tapenade in his face and rejecting him.

"My sense of him is that he always has a really tough time letting go of a grudge," Alexander said. "I mean, look how he could not let go of the fact that he and Carly had that original falling out. This all started from an episode in 2007."

He added: "It's 2021 and Nevel's still trying to get revenge. So, that tells you everything you need to know about his disposition."

Reed Alexander on season one of the original "iCarly" series. Nickelodeon

The highly-anticipated iCarly revival premiered on Paramount+ in June, with new and returning cast members. New episodes are released every Thursday.

Although it has yet to be renewed for another season, Alexander said that the door is still open for the return of his character because "Nevel will continue to be scheming and plotting."

"I don't think he's the kind of person who could ever sit still," he said. "Maybe Prunella will have a calming influence on him for three months or six months or a year. But as I always say, old habits die hard."

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