As more news pours in fans are getting more excited for Paramount+'s iCarly revival. While details on the new show are scarce at the moment, we know series alum Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam on the show will not be returining. Well, as a result, it looks like Miranda Cosgrove's Carly is officially getting a new BFF for the new series, but that’s not all!
Single Parents actress Laci Mosley will be playing Carly’s roommate and best friend, Harper, according to Deadline. Not only that, but Florida Girls star Jaidyn Triplett will portray Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter, Millicent. Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay), Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) and Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay) will reprise their roles from Nickelodeon’s popular series, which followed three teenage friends as they started their own web show while navigating everyday life.
The news of Carly’s new best friend shouldn’t come to a surprise as Jennette McCurdy, who played Carly’s loyal best friend and iCarly cohost, Sam Puckett, has spoken out about her thoughts on her childhood career and her regrets about it. During an episode of her Empty Inside podcast, McCurdy admitted she’s ashamed of much of her acting career. As of right now, it seems she has no plans to reprise the character she played for six seasons on iCarly’s and on the one-season spin-off Sam & Cat, which co-starred Ariana Grande.
The first season of the new series will have 13 episodes and picks up nearly a decade after the final iCarly episode. The finale, which aired in 2012, saw Carly leaving for Italy with her father. The revival follows Carly and her friends navigating work, love and their family in their twenties.
The iCarly revival was first announced in December and fans were very excited about the thought of seeing Carly, Freddie and Spencer back on their screens. Miranda Cosgrove shared the first look at the revival through a late-January Instagram post featuring Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor, and fans could not get enough. The three also recently made their return to Nickelodeon when they presented at the Kids’ Choice Awards, an awards show that honored iCarly with plenty of orange blimps.
Last month, executive producer and co-showrunner Jay Kogen resigned from his roles in the revival due to “creative differences” between him and Miranda Cosgrove. It doesn’t seem as if that has slowed anything down though, as it was announced at Nickelodeon’s upfronts that the series is due to release this summer on Paramount+.
Ahead of Paramount+’s launch and iCarly's revival, Netflix added the Nickelodeon comedy to its streaming service and while some fans were happy, others were upset that it was only the first two seasons, meaning many of the show’s iconic episodes, such as the One Direction-centric installment and the Victorious spinoff, were not included. Meanwhile, now that Paramount+ is up and running, fans are able to get all seasons of the show they grew up watching. Keep a look out for the iCarly revival when it heads to Paramount+ this summer!