Paramount+’s iCarly Revival Officially Begins Production
Paramount+ has announced that production on the highly-anticipated revival of Nickelodeon’s hit teen sitcom iCarly has finally begun. In addition, the upcoming series has also added two new cast members with Laci Mosley (Florida Girls) and Jaidyn Triplett (See) officially signing on to join returning cast Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress.
“Being on the iCarly set has always felt like a second home to me and it’s so awesome to be back with my pals Jerry and Nathan,” Cosgrove said in a statement. “We served up spaghetti tacos over 10 years ago, and I can’t wait to show you what we’re cooking up next with Nickelodeon for Paramount+!”
Because of the absence of Jennette McCurdy’s fan-favorite role of Sam Puckett, Mosley has been set to portray the role of Carly’s new best friend Harper, who is also going to be her roommate. Meanwhile, Jaidyn Triplett will be playing Millicent, Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter.
The iCarly revival is being developed by Jay Kogen, whose previous credits include School of Rock, The Simpsons and Frasier, and Ali Schouten, who’s known for her work on Diary of a Future President, Champions and Merry Happy Whatever, though it’s currently unclear if original creator Dan Schneider or co-stars Jennette McCurdy and Noah Munck will be involved in some capacity.
Created by Dan Schneider, iCarly ran on-air for six seasons from 2007-2012 on Nickelodeon. It centered on the titular teenager as she creates the eponymous web series alongside her best friends Sam Puckett and neighbor Freddie Benson in the apartment loft she and her older brother Spencer live in. However, as the show becomes an internet phenomenon, the group must balance their teenage lives with the craziness that comes from their newfound fame.
This marks Cosgrove’s first major TV project nine years after iCarly concluded its run in 2012. Before scoring the leading role of Carly Shay, the 27-year-old actress gained recognition in 2003’s classic comedy film School of Rock starring opposite Jack Black. Soon after that, Cosgrove became a series regular in another iconic Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh, where she portrayed the fan-favorite role of Megan Parker.