"iCarly" Reboot Adds Two New Characters Including Freddie's Stepdaughter

Tamara Fuentes
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Photo credit: Nickelodeon
Photo credit: Nickelodeon

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Fans have been hoping for years that iCarly would come back for some more fun. Carly, Sam, Freddie along with Gibby and Spencer totally made us laugh out loud and have fun as they pulled pranks, hosted their in-show web series, and everything else that happened while they were in school. From crazy love triangles to moments that made us go "woah" fans are definitely still staying positive that it would return. With rumors swirling about a possible revival, things are certainly becoming more real of a possibility of more iCarly episodes. So is the iconic Nickelodeon series coming back? And what familiar faces will we see return?

Here's everything you need to know about the iCarly revival.

Are there any new characters joining the iCarly revival?

Paramount+'s Twitter account announced that two new characters will be joining. The first, Harper, played by Laci Mosley, is "Carly’s roommate and best friend."

"I watched iCarly growing up and never imagined I’d get a chance to be in the show! We’ve started production and everyone is SO wonderful and kind!! I love doing this work so much already," Laci wrote on her Instagram. "So wake up members of my nation eowwww!"

Meanwhile, Jaidyn Triplett is joining as Millicent, "Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter."

That's right, stepdaughter! While this means that Carly and Freddie likely won't be together, guess we'll have to wait and see what happens when the show finally premieres.

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What is the iCarly revival going to be about?

Fans have been waiting for some hints as to what to expect in the brand new series and they finally let us know in a brand new tweet that had everyone freaking out.

"Wake up the members of the nation! Filming has begun on a new show based on @Nickelodeon's #iCarly, coming to Paramount+ this summer! The 13-episode season follows Carly Shay and her friends as they navigate work, love and family in their twenties," Paramount+ announced on their Twitter.

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Are any of the original iCarly cast members coming back?

According to Variety, Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress are all set to return as Carly Shay, Spencer Shay, and Freddie Gibbs. The OG cast members got together for the ultimate picture on one of their first days on set in front of a sign that says "iCarly Set 1".

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You might have noticed that Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam Puckett, is missing from that group. The actress just revealed that she will not be returning for the reboot, as she was "ashamed" of her role on the show.

"I resent my career in a lot of ways," she said on an episode of her podcast, Empty Inside. "I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing." Jennette explained that she starred on iCarly from the age of 13 to 21 and by the time she was 15, she was already embarrassed by it. "My friends at 15, they're not like, 'Oh, cool, you're on this Nickelodeon show.' It was embarrassing."

Now, Jennette has quit acting in order to pursue writing and directing. She did say that she would maybe return to the craft if she "really admired" the director of a project, but it doesn't seem like that's the case for iCarly.

There's no word on how the show is going to explain Sam's absence.

Is an iCarly revival actually happening?

Get ready because it looks like our dreams are finally coming true. Variety has reported that an iCarly revival is currently in the works for Paramount Plus. The new streaming service is set to launch later in 2021 as part of a rebranding to turn CBS All Access into a bigger streamer thanks to the company's new merger with Viacom.

Fans can already check out the original series on CBS All Access, along with other CBS and Nickelodeon content that's already available.

When will the iCarly revival premiere?

Since the show was just announced, it's still a little too early to tell when it will be coming out. However, we will definitely update this page and let you know as soon as it's revealed!

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