It’s been 16 years since fans were officially introduced to the Tipton Hotel! The Suite Life of Zack and Cody premiered on March 18, 2005, and after three seasons, came to an end on September 1, 2008.
The show starred Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale, Phill Lewis, Kim Rhodes and more, and it was all about identical teenage twins Zack and Cody who have to live in a hotel after their mom lands a job there. The twins turn the hotel into their playground, constantly playing tricks on Maddie Fitzpatrick — the teenage candy-counter girl — and London Tipton —the daughter of the hotel’s owner.
After the original show came to an end, some cast members reunited for a spinoff series called the Suite Life on Deck, which aired from 2008 until 2011.
All these years later, and fans have hoped for a reboot, but the twins have shut down the possibility of reprising their roles as Zack and Cody multiple times. “Reboots are a tricky thing, you know? The original shows, when they become successful, sit within this golden little plate of nostalgia, and when you modernize it and go back to it, it has the potential to really disenfranchise the original fan base. So it’s a very, very touchy thing,” Cole said during a January 2021 appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show. “I’m asked all the time if Dylan and I are going to do a Suite Life reboot, and I go, ‘No, absolutely not.’”
Dylan has echoed his brother’s sentiments over the years as well. “I don’t think that we will [bring the show back],” the Banana Split actor told iHollywood TV in October 2020. “There’s a lot of different reasons, but primarily because that was a chapter of both of our separate lives or together life that was just a role at the time. A lot of times you see these reboots happening and it’s kind of fan-service. I also just think that usually, they’re not as good and part of the nostalgia is gone.”
Since moving on from their Disney Channel days, both boys and their costars have accomplished so much over the years. Most of the original Suite Life stars have stayed in Hollywood and nabbed some pretty major roles. Scroll through our gallery to uncover what the cast of Suite Life is doing these days.
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