When a movie or TV show becomes successful in Hollywood, it can go one of two ways: either it will get 17,000 sequels and spinoffs until the franchise is unrecognizable, or it will be left in peace for a decade or two before getting the reboot treatment. While the recycling of ideas is a little uninspired (it’s not exactly like Hollywood has maxed out on telling every possible story), there are some old hits that we’re genuinely excited to see in their new 2020 glory. Which are those, you may ask?
The Babysitter’s Club will soon be a series on Netflix following friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas, Mary-Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer.
Another nostalgic fave, High Fidelity on Hulu. While the 2000 film starring John Cusack as music-obsessed record store employee Rob, the 2020 TV reboot has Zoë Kravitz taking the lead. (Fun fact: Her mother, Lisa Bonet, was in the original.) There are a few other key differences, like the location change from Chicago to Brooklyn, but this key casting shift is an opportunity to put a fresh spin on the idea of a pop-culture obsessive who struggles romantically. We’ll always have a soft spot for Cusack, but if there’s anyone we’d be excited to see take on the role next, it’s Kravitz.
Other reboots planned for 2020 include Little Shop of Horrors, Home Alone, Blade, and more — and we hope that each one will be as thoughtful and unique as High Fidelity. After all, we’re not really interested in seeing the same story decades later if we have nothing to add to the story. In that case, we might as well have left perfection alone.
Here are all the 2020 TV and movie reboots planned — so far.