The revived iCarly is going to be a lot more adult than the original Nickelodean series.
iCarly is making a big return this year after shutting off the cameras in 2012. The new series will feature on Paramount+ and will see the return of our favorite internet influencers.
Miranda Cosgrove will return as Carly, along with her best friend Freddie (Nathan Kress) and brother Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor). Sadly, Jennette McCurdy will not be returning as Sam.
In the revival, we can expect some similar style comedy to the original but with a more adult tone. This revived version isn't designed for kids. It is designed for the folks who were kids when the original first came out and are now adults. This came from Miranda Cosgrove in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
We really tried to make this show, along with the showrunner Ali [Schouten], as much for the fans of the original as possible, because it’s not really a kid show anymore.
We’re getting to explore different things with [what] the characters go through that we would never have been able to do before, that’s a lot more like stuff that’s happened in our real lives and things that people in their 20s and 30s go through. It’s just been a fun reunion getting to see everybody, and I’m really excited for people to see it.
Jerry Trainor said in an interview with Page Six that the revival was "basically an Andrew Dice Clay concert… no, [but] we’re going to toe that line, you know what I mean? It’s not going to be super-raw… but yeah, there’s going to be sexual situations."
And you know, I say damn it in the trailer, which had everyone in a tizzy, but you know we’re grown-ups
Nathan Kress backed Trainor's statements saying:
This is an adult show and it’s not specifically for kids. And that’s been exciting for us – to just see where these characters from a kid’s show would be and where they are in their life now, 10 years later. But in a very realistic, non-glossy way.
Jennette McCurdy decided against returning to the series simply because she didn't want to. It would have been amazing to see the whole gang reunite, but we'll have to do with what we get. Cosgrove spoke on McCurdy's absence in the series, saying:
We touch a lot on the whole relationship with Sam and where Sam’s at in the pilot episode. And then we mention her a little bit throughout the season, so we’ll definitely explain that on the show.
The iCarly revival series is set to hit Paramount+ on Thursday, June 17