Eva Longoria says she would be first in line for a Desperate Housewives reboot, but the classic ABC drama probably won’t be getting a revival.
Eva Longoria says she’s ready to return for a Desperate Housewives reboot. Desperate Housewives is comedy-drama mystery series created by showrunner Marc Cherry (Why Women Kill). The series ran for eight seasons, premiering on ABC in 2004. Throughout its run, Desperate Housewives garnered praise from both critics and viewers, and the series won multiple awards, including two Golden Globes for Best Series- Musical or Comedy. The Desperate Housewives series finale aired in 2012.
Desperate Housewives focused on the lives of four women living on suburban Wisteria Lane as told by their deceased friend after her suicide. Brenda Strong (13 Reasons Why) narrated the story as the late Mary Alice Young, and Eva Longoria (The Young and the Restless), Teri Hatcher (Tomorrow Never Dies), Felicity Huffman (When They See Us), and Marcia Cross (You) starred as Gabrielle Solis, Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, and Bree Van de Kamp, respectively. Mary’s friends must solve the mystery behind her death while facing their own secrets hidden in their suburban lives.
Almost ten years after Desperate Housewives‘ finale episode aired, Longoria responded to questions about a reboot. While appearing on Fox 5 New York, Longoria was asked whether there could be a Desperate Housewives reboot in the future, and she seemed eager for one. Longoria stated that while she would be first in line to join a reboot, the show’s return was unlikely because Marc Cherry was finished exploring its characters. She then added jokingly, “Plus, I’m 100-years-old, so I don’t know if anybody cares.” Read Longoria’s quote below:
“I would be the first to sign up! I’m already on Wisteria Lane… [but] Mark Cherry, our creator, he feels like he’s fully explored those characters.”
Desperate Housewives was one of the most successful television series of its time with several reviews comparing the show to a soap opera mixed with the mystery of the critically acclaimed Twin Peaks. Considering Desperate Housewives‘ level of success, it is no mystery why questions of a reboot have been circling. In a time when every show from Sex and the City to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is being rebooted or revived decades later, Desperate Housewives appears to be the perfect next candidate.
Still, Longoria’s words make the possibility of a Desperate Houswives return increasingly unlikely. Although creator Marc Cherry has cautiously considered a reboot in the past under limiting conditions, Longoria’s co-stars Marcia Cross and Teri Hatcher rejected the idea outright. Cross cited the same words from Cherry as Longoria, and taken together with Longoria’s own statement, Desperate Housewives will not be making a comeback anytime soon.
Source: Fox 5 New York
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