iCarly is Coming Back on Paramount+: Who’s returning?

Paramount+ just ordered a revival series of the Nickelodeon hit iCarly: Here’s everything to expect

Kelly Levine

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: December 9th, 2020 9:27 pm pst

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Five, four, three, two, one… iCarly is set to return to our television screens. Paramount+ streaming service (currently known as CBS All Access), has ordered a revival of the Nickelodeon series. The show starred Miranda Cosgrove, who previously played Megan on another Nickelodeon show, Drake & Josh, who starts her own web show with the help of her two best friends. iCarly was massively popular with younger audiences on the channel making stars out of Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress who played Carly’s pals Sam and Freddie. Even more significant were fan favorite characters like Spencer, Carly’s eccentric artist brother, and Gibby, the oddball of the friend group. The series which was created by Dan Schneider ran from 2007-2012 and ended with Carly leaving her best friends behind in order to travel the world with her father. It is assumed that the revival will take place years later, following the cast as adults. 

As for who is returning, Miranda Cosgrove is reprising her role as Carly Shay. Since the conclusion of iCarly, Miranda has been keeping busy with voice work and small television appearances. Most significantly she provided the voice of Margo, in the Despicable Me franchise. Nathan Kress is expected to come back as Freddie Benson, the awkward videographer who found himself in a love triangle with Carly and her best friend Sam. Like Cosgrove, Nathan Kress has been spending his time working in animation as a voice actor. In his personal life, Kress got married in 2015 and is currently expecting his second child with his wife, London Elise Moore. Jerry Trainor, who plays Spencer Shay and minor character Crazy Steve in Drake & Josh is the last cast member confirmed for the reboot. Fans will definitely be looking forward to the reunion of Carly and Spencer, it is sure to pull on the heartstrings. 

A new writing team will be taking on the iCarly revival, so we will get a fresh spin on our favorite characters. Jay Kogen and Ali Schouten are signed on to develop the series. Kogen has garnered experience working on School of Rock, The Simpsons, and Frasier. Meanwhile Schouten has worked on more recent shows like Diary of a Future President, Champions, Merry Happy Whatever. With talent like this on board we can safely assume that the revival is in good hands. 

As the iCarly reboot heads closer to production, we should expect to see more actors sign on. Which cast member are you most excited to see again? Will Jennette Mcurdey be coming back as Sam or Noah Munck as Gibby? All we know is that you need a Paramount+ subscription to get a future look at our favorite web show.


About The Author:

Kelly Levine is a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in television writing and production. Kelly loves television, movies, and all things nerdy in pop culture!

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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