Reboots and revivals have been all the rage for the past few years, and there have been some smash hits as a result. Others haven't fared so well, but that doesn't mean the trend of revivals is going to end any time soon, and that could be very good news for fans of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, which aired for six seasons on CBS back in the 90s and starred Jane Seymour as the titular Dr. Michaela Quinn. Now, Seymour has some promising words about the prospect of more Dr. Quinn.
Jane Seymour, who will appear in Season 2 of Netflix's Emmy-nominated comedy The Kominsky Method, explained where Dr. Quinn stands on the revival front:
Well, it sounds like a lot of the necessary pieces are in place for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman to return to the small screen! With both Jane Seymour and Joe Lando on board, fans can be pretty confident that the marriage between Michaela and Byron Sully is still going strong 26 years later. William Shockley, who played Hank Lawson on the original show, is interested as well! Throw in creator Beth Sullivan and the fact that they're apparently actively trying to make this revival happen, and fans should be hopeful.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman followed female physician Michaela Quinn as she moved from Boston to the wild west town of Colorado Springs in 1867, where she found love, friendship, and family along with some heartbreak. She faced the difficult task of proving that women can successfully practice medicine. The show was enough of a hit that it ran for six seasons and two TV movies, so it's a pretty solid candidate for a revival, especially since so many of the key parties are already on board. But where would it go?
Given that Jane Seymour will soon appear in a Netflix series, it makes sense that she'd pitch the streaming giant as the home of a potential Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman series. Netflix has both revived series like Arrested Development and rescued series like Lucifer in years past; could Dr. Quinn be the next to get a second life on the streamer? Jane Seymour went on in the interview with ET to address whether the Dr. Quinn crew has approached Netflix with the idea of a revival:
All things considered, streaming may be the place to be for TV shows moving forward. There will certainly be plenty of them, with CBS -- which originally aired Dr. Quinn -- having a Trek-tastic service of its own with CBS All Access. Jane Seymour seems to be on Team Netflix, but maybe the CBS streamer could be a good fit.
That said, Amazon currently holds the rights to the six seasons of the show on streaming, so maybe a revival would have to head to Amazon Prime. Or a deal could be worked out for another streaming platform to get the rights! We'll have to wait and see. Honestly, if Mad About You can get a revival, I feel like Dr. Quinn deserves one as well. Both were staples of the 90s, after all!
For now, you can relive the highs and lows of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman streaming on Amazon. If you're in the mood for something a little more current, swing by our 2019 fall TV premiere schedule and our 2019 Netflix guide.
Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.
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