Reboots and revivals are all the rage these days and a lot of shows are picking up on the trend. Will an Ugly Betty reboot be the next to jump in on the bandwagon? Actress America Ferrera revealed she’s game to do another show.
The Ugly Betty cast recently had a reunion at the ATX Television Festival on June 11, sparking revival rumors and a lot of excitement from fans. Cast members Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie, Rebecca Romijn, Ashley Jensen, Eric Mabius, Ana Ortiz, and Judith Light were also present at the Ugly Betty reunion. At the event, America Ferrera, who played Betty throughout the show’s four seasons, jokingly called on Hulu to do an Ugly Betty reboot
She addressed rumors that the online streaming website was “going to pick us up for a two-hour special.” “That’s not true, but if you tweet it … everybody here take out your phone. Hashtag: Betty Reboot,” Ferrera told the audience, as quoted by the Huffington Post. “We need a hashtag and tweet it out and then we’re going to get Hulu to buy a two-hour special.”
The other cast members were also up for an Ugly Betty reboot. Even show creator Silvio Horta shared his two cents on the matter. He said that if they were to revive the show, everyone would have to take part including Becki Newton. He also teased that Ugly Betty still has a lot more stories to tell.
As to how the story would go if the show did get picked up for a reboot, Ferrera suggested that “Betty has been in London for six years and now she’s coming back home,” Deadline reported.
The cast of Ugly Betty also talked about the social issues that were incorporated into the show such as Justin’s (Mark Indelicato) struggle with his sexual identity. He revealed that at the time, he was also discovering his own sexual orientation, thus, in a way he and his character helped each other out.
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