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It has been almost a decade since Comedy Central's Reno 911! went off the air, but the legacy of the show continues to hold strong. The mockumentary Cops spoof arguably remains one of the network's best series, and Reno 911!: Miami remains an underrated gem on the film side of the franchise. It's been quite a while since we last heard anything about the deranged universe of Reno, Nevada, but according to actress Niecy Nash, production on a new Reno 911! movie could begin as early as next summer. The comedienne opened up at the premiere of Alexander Payne's Downsizing and said:
I'm trying to get everybody to commit to it this summer!
So while nothing is set in stone yet, the cast of Reno 911! could reunite for another entry in the film side of the series sometime next year. Other members of the cast have talked about reviving the show as recently this year (and doing a story that focuses on issues of modern policing), but this latest development means that it could happen much sooner than any of us had previously anticipated. The show ran on Comedy Central from 2003 to 2009, and the last film iteration of the Reno universe (Reno 911!: Miami) hit the big screen ten years ago in 2007. So it's safe to say that many fans have waited long enough.
Of course, the possibility of a Reno 911! reunion movie has us wondering what that story could even look like. In reference to a possible plot of a film, Niecy Nash continued her conversation with THR, and explained that it wouldn't even need a concrete storyline to work, saying:
Do we need a storyline? We're just gonna put on the uniforms and see what happens.
For any other franchise, that might seem like a worrisome idea. However, for the Reno 911! cast, that sounds like a perfect opportunity for some great comedy. Most of the best episodes of the now-canceled Comedy Central series relied on very loosely connected vignettes with little narrative relevance to one another. So letting the cast simply improv and come up with sketches could easily pave the way for another hilarious movie.
After all, in the world of Reno 911!, all you really need is a chicken loose on the highway for the cast and crew to deliver the laughs.
If there's one thing that could prevent this type of reunion from happening, it's the fact that the cast of Reno 911! has mostly gone on to other projects over the years. Wendi McLendon-Covey is a series regular on The Goldbergs, Carlos Alazraqui remains busy as a voice actor (he's even working on the upcoming revival of Rocko's Modern Life), and Thomas Lennon is an incredibly active character actor in film and television. That said, if Niecy Nash can get this ensemble back together next summer, then we will be onboard for the next installment in the Reno 911! film franchise.
CinemaBlend will keep you posted with any and all updates related to a possible another Reno 911! film as more details about such a project becomes available to us. Until that happens, you can take a look at CinemaBlend's 2017 movie premiere guide, as well as our 2018 movie premiere guide, to get a better sense of all the films that will definitely debut over the course of the next year!