‘Reboot’ Isn’t Coming Back for A Second Season: Is It All over for Hulu’s Ambitious Sitcom?
Almost a week ago, Hulu pulled the plug on its new sitcom Reboot, a remake of the fictionalized early 2000s comedy show Step Right Up.
Coming from the mind of Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan, Reboot focuses on a coming-of-age scriptwriter Hannah Corman played by Racheal Bloom, who collaborates with her father Gordon Gelman, played by Paul Reiser, to reinvent Gordon's early aughts sitcom Step Right Up with a fresh perspective for modern viewers.
The series pokes fun at Hulu for picking up the once canceled beloved sitcom for a second life, with its queer cast forced to face their unresolved issues in today's modern era.
The Cast of ‘Reboot’
Reboot features Keegan-Michael Key as Reed Sterling, an entitled actor and former Yale graduate who despises Step Right Up for ruining his career. We have Johnny Knoxville as Clay Barber, an obnoxious stand-up comedian whose only successful acting career was in the 2000s sitcom.
Judy Greer portrays Bree Marie Jensen, a small-town Virginian and former pageant who went to marry a duke after the sprightly sitcom ended. Finally, there’s Calum Worthy as Zack, Step Right Up’s child actor who never adulted.
The show’s supportive casts include Eliza Coupe as Nora, Peter Gallagher as Tyler Griffin, Krista Marie Yu as Elaine Kim, Lawrence Pressman as Jerry, Alyah Chanelle Scott as Timberly Fox, Kristian Flores as Connor and George Wyner.
Fingers Are Crossed that ‘Reboot’ Finds a New Home
Although Reboot will not be proceeding with Hulu, not all may be lost, as Levitan is allegedly scouting for other networks or streamers that might want to pick it up for a second season.
If that happens, the series could incorporate the change in its plot since Hulu is featured as the home for the modernized Step up Right sitcom in season one.
‘Reboot’ Has Been Warmly Received by the Audience
Reboot dropped its first episode on September 20 2022, and the last aired on October 25 2022.
It was warmly received by both the audience and critics, gathering a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, 74% on IMDb and 89% on Google Users.
All eight episodes of Reboot season 1 are still accessible on Hulu.