They say all good things must come to an end—and the same is true for any outstanding TV series. At some point, it comes time to say goodbye to our favorite characters, which can feel like saying goodbye to a real friend.
But sometimes, a series is too good to let it go forever, and audiences are gifted with the ultimate treat: the return of a show they love. With that in mind, we want to tell you about some exciting reboots in the works.
Historias Para No Dormir (Stories to Stay Awake)
Historias Para No Dormir first premiered on Television Española in 1966, and it quickly became an iconic Spanish horror franchise. Such was its success that it has been remade once already in 2005—but without much critical acclaim. Now, fifty years later, Historias Para No Dormir is getting the remake it deserves.
Prointel e Isla Audiovisual has commissioned the series, and filming on this four-episode reboot has already begun in Madrid. Top local talent like Rodrigo Cortés (Buried), Paula Ortiz (The Bride), Paco Plaza (Veronica) o Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Mother) will be key in delivering a modern take on Chicho Ibáñez Serrador’s stories, which will be available on Amazon Prime Video and RTVE.
Criminal Minds fans won’t have to wait fifty years to relish more of their favorite storylines. Despite the fact that it’s hardly been a year since we said goodbye to our favorite members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit, aficionados of the show may have an exciting reboot to look forward to.
There’s not a lot to share, as the project is still in its inception with no formal agreements or screenwriters. However, the idea is to mix some new faces in with old BAU members, and change the story style. Instead of standalone episodes, the reboot will focus on a single plot line over a whole season.
While most of the details are still up in the air, two things are certain. One, if it goes ahead, the show would debut on the new Paramount+ platform. And two, fans would once again enjoy the high-caliber talents of prolific television writer and producer Erica Messer, who has assured viewers that she will be at the helm.
More VCNI Remakes
Historias Para No Dormir and Criminal Minds are just two of many series that are getting a reboot. Several other famous shows across a variety of genres are also being given second lives.
Nearly seventeen years after its final episode aired, the popular comedy Frasier will be returning in a new incarnation. And what would Frasier be without its frontman Kelsey Grammer? Grammer has spent the last several years pushing for a Frasier remake, and he’s thrilled that the project is finally happening.
It will debut on Paramount+, but that’s about all we know for now. We’ll have to wait to hear which other actors will be joining Grammer—fingers crossed that Hyde Pierce, who played Frasier’s brother Niles, will reprise his role as well.
Juvenile audiences remember iCarly fondly, which aired from 2007 to 2011. This Nickelodeon production followed a young girl who presented a wildly popular internet show, and it will be re-released this year on Paramount+ featuring all of the original protagonists. That’s right; Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, and Nathan Kress will all make their return to the series.
Although the kids who watched Rugrats in the ‘90s and ‘00s are all grown up, the stage is set for a new generation to enjoy this beloved series. In a bid to make the Paramount+ streaming service more attractive, Rugrats is one of several series that will be getting a makeover as a CGI animated series.
Dora the Explorer
As will another kid classic, Dora the Explorer. This remake was announced earlier this year, and it’s still unclear whether the new version will air as it previously did on Nickelodeon or if it will stream on Paramount+.
But one thing’s for sure: A whole new generation of children will soon be able to follow Dora on all her fantastic adventures. This legendary series, which spanned eight seasons and 178 episodes, is destined to delight young audiences once again.
Other Recent Remakes
Of course, we have to mention a couple of other recent remakes that have already premiered.
The Twilight Zone
Like The Twilight Zone, which debuted in 2019 and gave new life to Rod Serling’s classic 1959 terror series. Under the direction of Jordan Peele, the remake has been well received by audiences—never an easy feat—and has received critical acclaim.
Atrapa Un Ladrón
Atrapa Un Ladrón debuted at the end of 2019, bringing audiences a fresh version of the classic Hitchcock film. Spanish screenwriter Javier Olivares turned it into a ten-part series on Paramount Network, though he doesn’t consider it to be a remake in the strictest sense of the word. Instead, his creation pays homage to the rich universe of Alfred Hitchcock.