Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Paramount Plus Releases First Trailer for 'iCarly' Revival

Watch Carly restart her web show in trailer for iCarly revival!

The preview introduces Freddie's stepdaughter Millicent and Carly's roommate Harper. Plus, we see the return of eccentric guest stars Nevel Papperman and Nora Dershlit. Credit: Paramount+

After an almost 10-year hiatus, iCarly is signing back on.

"Welcome to the new iCarly," Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) says in the trailer for the upcoming Paramount+ revival, which you can watch below, courtesy of EW! And not only is the series making a return, but its titular show within the show is also coming back.

Beginning with clips from the original series and set to the beloved theme song, "Leave It All To Me," the trailer features Carly as she revives her web show that she began with her friends Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress) and Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) as teens. Nearly 10 years later, the 26-year-old picks iCarly back up, with Freddie and now Spencer (Jerry Trainor) helping to helm it, saying they'd "help however we can."

After Carly says she's "glad" to hear Spencer's willingness to help, her big brother says "dammit" after realizing she wants him to recreate his iconic Baby Spencer segment. Spencer is later seen opening up bottles of beer for him and Freddie to drink.

Carly also asks Freddie if he can film her using a filter that makes her look like a "sexy alien" before she is later seen being out on a date.

While trying to get back into her influencer roots, Carly's pal Harper (Mosley) leaves her with some sage advice: "This is your moment to shine! You need to be a trailblazer."

Unfortunately for Spencer, it involves some pretty humiliating assignments, like getting hit in the face with whipped cream while dressed as a baby. However, "people are weirdly loving this," Millicent (Jaidyn Triplett) says in the video.

As Cosgrove previously told EW, Millicent is Freddie's stepdaughter whom he adopts. Also joining the cast is Laci Mosley as Harper, Carly's roommate and best friend. In the trailer, she encourages Carly — donning an ensemble resembling Björk's notorious Oscars swan dress — to be a "trailblazer."

The series also promises to explore how Freddie and Carly navigate dating in their twenties. And well... it doesn't look like it's going smoothly for either character. Now that Freddie has moved back in with his mother (Mary Scheer) following a divorce, it's cramping his style a bit.

Case in point, just as Freddie's striking up a conversation with a woman, his mom (Mary Scheer) cuts in to say she prepared some "warm milk in your thermos next to your bed." This doesn't impress his prospective date (Erin Mulvey).

And later in the trailer, Carly has bad luck of her own, when the date Harper sets her up with (Rushi Kota) gurgles loudly in public.

"Yeah, we're done here," she says.

Cosgrove also revealed to EW that Spencer is actually the "most successful" of all the characters, while Freddie has gone through "a couple divorces," and Carly's somewhere in between the two.

The revival looks to be as wacky as the original, with the mention of Spencer's "hot beer" (and Guy Fieri), plus the trailer teasing the return of eccentric recurring characters like Nevel Papperman (Reed Alexander) and Nora Dershlit (Danielle Morrow), which was previously revealed. However, the new series levels up the glamour a bit, and we get glimpses of red carpets, parties, and champagne in the trailer.

You can also see Spencer's revamped loft and Carly and Harper's stylish new apartment — both of which are in the same building as the Bensons' apartment. For a closer look, check out these first photos of the set, including the bottle bot from the original series that was remade.

The first three episodes of iCarly will debut Thursday, June 17, on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, and the following 10 episodes will drop weekly on the platform. The series will premiere in Latin America, the Nordics, and Australia later this summer.

Per Paramount+, “The new iCarly will pick up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended, and finds Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love, and family in their twenties.”

Laci Mosley (Florida Girls, the Scam Goddess podcast) is playing Harper, Carly’s roommate and best friend. Jaidyn Triplett (See, The Affair) has been cast as Millicent, Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter. Jennette McCurdy, who played Carly’s best friend, Sam, on the original series, is not returning for the Paramount+ update. Based on his absence in the trailer, it is also unlikely that Noah Munck, who played the eccentric Gibby Gibson, will appear in the new show.

The original iCarly series, which ran from 2007 to 2012, followed a group of best friends creating a webcast while grappling with everyday problems and adventures. The 13-episode picks up a decade after the original show ended.

The pilot is written by Ali Schouten (Diary of a Future President), who also serves as executive producer, and Jay Kogen (Nickelodeon’s School of Rock, The Simpsons).

Nickelodeon Studios and Awesomeness produce the series, with Cosgrove executive producing and Trainor and Alissa Vradenburg as producers. Phill Lewis (The Suite Life of Zack & CodyOne Day at a Time, The Neighborhood) directed and executive produced the pilot. Shauna Phelan, senior vice president, live-action scripted content, and Zack Olin, senior vice president, live-action, oversee production.

Originally published: June 01, 2021 at 19:10 BST.

Additional sources: Anime Superhero Forum /@SweetShop209, Cartoon CraveTheWrap, Variety, People.

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