'New Girl' Reunion Is On The Cards, Jake Johnson Reveals
Don't tease us like that if you don't mean it, Jake.
Fans will remember that the offbeat comedy ended a little abruptly back in May of 2018, but with quarantine triggering a fresh wave of interest in the series, could we see the cast reunite?
Speaking on Slate's Thirst Aid Kit podcast earlier this month, Jake revealed that when the Fox comedy was due to end, he and co-star Zooey Deschanel requested more time for creator Liz Meriwether to write the ending that the show deserved.
The actor and comedian said: "When we were going away, Fox was being pretty cool and saying, like: 'We don't want to cancel you, but nobody's watching."
"So, when we did our final season, Zooey Deschanel and I literally wrote an email ... asking for more, for the few OG fans who stayed with us.
"You can't end the way Season 6 ended where it was rushed. I was like, 'Give [creator] Liz Meriwether the time to finish this right.'"
Jake added that the cast still have firm friendships and are in regular contact, which would make a reunion all the more natural.
"Hannah Simone and I were texting two nights ago," he said. "Zooey and I still text.
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"All the guys and I are on a text chain. Everybody's still linked up, so I would be surprised if there's not some sort of a thing at some point where everybody comes back."
All we need, Jake continued is for Liz Meriwether to "crack a great story" that brings the gang together again.
"If she does that, it would be really fun to get everybody back," he said.
As yet, there's no official confirmation from Netflix and Fox as to whether a New Girl reunion will happen - but we'll update you as soon as we know more.
Talking about the new-found love for New Girl during lockdown, Max Greenfield - who played Schmidt in the series - told E! News that the show's ridiculous, ultra-bingeable storylines make it the perfect escapism in difficult times.
"It is really a great quarantine show," he said. "You can binge the hell out of it. There's enough ongoing story lines where you can just watch another one.
"It's so ridiculously funny and so almost 99% of the time about meaningless ridiculous things that you can't help to enjoy and laugh and escape from everything in the world."
Telly gods, you know what to do.
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