Where is Jennette McCurdy's Sam? Here's why Miranda Cosgrove's 'iCarly' photo hints Carly and Freddie are endgame
Miranda Cosgrove, who played the title character, Carly Shay, shared a photo from 'Set 1' alongside co-stars Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) and Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay)
'iCarly' fans, where you at? There's a reboot coming along for those who loved watching the Nickelodeon show, though we don't know many details as yet. Just two months after it was first announced, the production seems to be in full gear with the 'iCarly' revival as the cast seems to have reunited, but without Jennette McCurdy.
Miranda Cosgrove, who played the title character, Carly Shay, shared a photo from 'Set 1' alongside co-stars Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) and Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay). Cosgrove captioned her photo with a heart, while Kress posted the same photo with the caption, "My people". Trainor wrote, "Prepare yourselves".
Here's the Instagram photo that has already collected over 1,000,000 likes and fans can't stop fawning over it:
With Sam missing, is Creddie endgame?
No sooner did the photo went viral, many loyal fans couldn't stop wondering where Jennette McCurdy's Sam was. The series centered on Carly, who created a web series with her friends that becomes a huge internet sensation. She juggles with her newfound success, family troubles, boys and her friendships.
Back then, there were two ships that fans rooted for — Sam and Freddie, which was called Seddie, and Carly-Freddie, called Creddie. It still remains a mystery which girl Freddie really liked, as he dated Sam and had a crush on Carly for almost four seasons.
In the last episode of the show, Carly kisses Freddie, though it's not certain whether this translated into a relationship. When Freddie reappeared in the spinoff 'Sam & Cat', Sam hints that she has only ever been in love with him. Fans still need a little closure on Freddie's real choice. As McCurdy was not there in the revival photo, does that mean Creddie is endgame? Well, only time will tell.
Where is Jennette McCurdy now?
We still don't know whether filming is happening and when the revival would air on Paramount+, which was rebranded earlier this month from CBS All Access. The reboot was first announced in early December, with Cosgrove, Kress and Trainor all said to reprise their roles. The plot details remain a mystery and it wasn't clear if other stars from the original series including Jennette McCurdy (Sam Puckett) or Noah Munck (Gibby) would return.
As for where is Jennette McCurdy? She has been busy with directing and writing since iCarly. In 2014, Jennette acted in a web series 'What's Next For Sarah?', which was loosely based on her own life and experiences. She was also seen in the Netflix series 'Between'. However, when that was canceled, a rather seemingly disillusioned McCurdy returned to acting and directing. She has written and directed three different films: 'The Grave', 'The McCurdys' and 'Strong Independent Women'.
Dan Schnieder ('Drake & Josh', 'Sam & Cat,' 'Victorious', 'Henry Danger') created the series, which ran for six seasons from 2007 to 2012 spanning 95 episodes.
However, it doesn't seem as if Schneider will be involved with the reboot though, with Jay Kogen ('School of Rock') and Ali Schouten ('Diary of a Future President') coming aboard to develop the series.
Schneider worked with the network since the 1980s, but they mutually agreed not to extend a production deal with his company, Schneider’s Bakery. “Following many conversations together about next directions and future opportunities, Nickelodeon and our long-time creative partner Dan Schneider/Schneider’s Bakery have agreed to not extend the current deal,” Nickelodeon and Schneider earlier said in a joint statement to HuffPost.