'The Nanny' could possibly see a reboot on its 25th anniversary
Fran Drescher says that if there is a 'The Nanny' reboot her character will be more involved in social issues.
There seems to be a new trend emerging among streaming services: Reviving old classics for contemporary reboots. The hit 90s show ‘The Nanny’ starring Fran Drescher seems to be heading in a similar direction.
The show will celebrate its 25th anniversary in November of this year. The popular show revolved around a saleswoman who finds herself working as a nanny to three children of an English widower, Maxwell Sheffield, after she is fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend. Chemistry between the widower and saleswoman progresses, and they eventually fall for each other.
The show was quite popular back in the day, and the lead star is aware of it. "People really love that show," Drescher told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s unreal.” Fans sure did love the show, and it seems like ‘The Nanny’ meant a lot to Drescher as well. "It was a turning point for me in my career without question," Drescher said, explaining how the fame from the show gave her the "ability to leverage celebrity for the greater good and [for] the things that I'm passionate about."
When asked whether fans could expect a reboot, she said: "We're talking about it. Peter and I are talking about it." Peter Marc Jacob, is Drescher’s ex-husband and co-creator of the sitcom. She added: "We're working on a very big project. It's going to be very exciting for the fans, but I'm not at liberty to announce it yet. But it's gonna be big."
The series ended with Fran and Maxwell getting married and having their own kids. Drescher says that the reboot couldn't just be a continuation of the same storyline.
She also said: “The thing is our show would be the same characters 20 years later. We can’t just pick up where we left off. But in a way, that could be really good because the show can have a whole fresh bend to it.”
But she did mention that if there is a revival, her character would be more deeply involved with social issues.
"She would've maybe gotten involved in more things [that] Fran Drencher is involved with," she said. "All kinds of things from environmental issues, to health, to civil liberties, that's what I think Fran would be doing now-- opening her big Queens mouth for the greater good."
With revivals a popular TV trend at the moment, Drescher admits that she “wouldn’t be mad” if she got the chance to replace the recently cancelled ‘Roseanne.’
“I mean, I’m waiting to get the call,” she said.