Paramount+ releases the teaser of the new “iCarly” reboot, starring majority of the original main cast. The “iCarly” series originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2007-2012. “iCarly” is a comedy that centers around three friends rising to internet fame as popular hosts and producers of the web series “iCarly” while still being normal everyday kids.
News about the “iCarly” reboot officially happening has been circulating around online media since December of 2020. Many day one fans and new young fans have been excitedly waiting for more insight into the updated version of “iCarly.”
There has been minimal information on the new reboot, however the energy in the new reboot teaser seems to match the same energy that was in the original series. The “iCarly” revamp will include the reprisal of lead characters Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove), Carly’s best friend slash “iCarly” cameraman Freddie Gibson (Nathan Kress) and Carly’s quirky older brother Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor).
All of the crucial characters that made “iCarly” the smash hit it was will be coming back, except for Carly’s super best friend and “iCarly” co-host Sam Puckett. Jennette McCurdy will not continue her role as Sam Puckett in the “iCarly” reboot. McCurdy not only won’t be coming back to “iCarly,” but she also won’t be acting in any other role.
On a recent episode of her podcast “Empty Inside” McCurdy opened up why she decided to quit acting a few years back.
“I quit a few years ago because I initially didn’t want to do it,” McCurdy said on the podcast. “My mom put me in it when I was 6 and by sort of age, I guess, 10 or 11, I was the main financial support for my family. My family didn’t have a lot of money, and this was the way out, which I actually think was helpful in driving me to some degree of success.”
Although many view Sam Puckett as one of their favorite television characters, McCurdy is actually ashamed of her role on “iCarly” and her spinoff series with Ariana Grande “Sam and Cat.”
“I’m so ashamed of the parts I’ve done in the past. I resent my career in a lot of ways,” McCurdy said. “I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing. I did the shows that I was on from like 13 to 21, and by 15, I was already embarrassed.”
McCurdy may no longer be on screen, however she is still on social media.
McCurdy is still hosting her podcast and YouTube series “Empty Inside” in addition to being, “pretty active on the social media platform TikTok, regularly uploading comedic videos for her following of over 2.6 million fans,” according to TV Web.