One of the preferred movies of the ’90s, the Harold Ramis-directed characteristic Groundhog Day with Bill Murray within the lead function of a weatherman pressured to relive the identical day over and over, may be getting a television reboot quickly. In a current interview, actor Stephen Tobolowsky, who was a part of the unique film, has said that there’s curiosity in organising a television present continuation of Groundhog Day.
“There’s talk about a Groundhog Day series in the works. One of the producers – I was working on The Goldbergs or Schooled, one of those shows over on the Sony lot, and one of them saw me and goes, ‘Oh, Stephen! Stephen! We’re working on a Groundhog Day TV show. Could you be Ned for the TV show?’ I go, ‘Sure. Yeah. No problem’… But it’s Ned thirty years later. What has his life become?”
In Groundhog Day, Stephen Tobolowsky wowed audiences within the function of “Needlenose” Ned Ryerson, the hapless insurance coverage salesman unknowingly caught up within the time loop and reliving the identical day over many times with no consciousness of the very fact.
The incontrovertible fact that the actor was requested to reprise his function as Ned Ryerson for the reboot signifies the makers are aspiring to proceed the story of the characters from the unique movie somewhat than taking the essential premise and making use of it to new characters. So there’s a sturdy probability Bill Murray can also be being courted to reprise his lead function as weatherman Phil Connors.
This trend of continuing storylines from hit motion pictures and present which are a number of many years previous with the identical actors reprising their character from all these years in the past is nothing new. From Fuller House that launched 4 years in the past, to the upcoming Saved by the Bell reboot, to the Evil Dead franchise persevering with as the online collection Ash Vs. Evil Dead, all financial institution laborious on the nostalgia issue to maintain older audiences hooked.
The query is, will the Groundhog Day television present additionally recycle the ‘time looped day‘ premise for its storyline? Netflix’s current present Russian Doll operates on the identical premise, with a important character who repeatedly dies and relives the identical day over and over, so the idea has already been proved to work for a full-fledged collection.
On the opposite hand, Groundhog Day was at its core a romantic comedy, with Bill Murray’s character studying to let go of his cynicism and declare his love for actress Andie MacDowell’s character of Rita. If the television present takes place many years later in current instances the 2 lead characters will presumably be married/separated, which suggests the central premise of the story must change from exhibiting how Phil and Rita fall in like to how the 2 preserve collectively after many years of being in or out of a relationship.
For now, there isn’t a indication that the collection is definitely getting made past Toblowsky’s phrase. Until an official announcement is made, followers must make do with the unique Groundhog Day film. This information originated at Collider.