When Keke Palmer announced that the beloved series True Jackson, VP was getting a reboot last week, fans quickly went into a frenzy. But now, Robbie Amell has opened up about the possibility of the iconic Nickelodeon show making a comeback, and it doesn’t sound too promising.
As fans know, the fan-favorite series, which also starred Ashley Argota, Danielle Bisutti, Matt Shively and more, premiered on November 8, 2008. It went on for three seasons before it concluded on August 20, 2011, and when it went off the air, it was definitely the end of an era! It followed the story of True Jackson, an aspiring stylist who got hired by a huge fashion mogul named Max Madigan.
“I was learning about it as people online were learning about it,” Robbie revealed to Entertainment Tonight. “And then me and Keke and Ashley and Matt were all kind of texting back and forth, like, ‘This would be really fun. This would be awesome.’ So I don’t know if there’s any real truth to it right now… But I would definitely jump back in. I love that show and, you know, it was one of my first real jobs in L.A.”
For those who missed it, Keke shared a video of herself dancing to the theme song of the throwback show on April 21, 2020.
“Congrats! Another reboot! Y’all made this happen,” she captioned it.
As she showed off her epic moves in the clip, the words “When they canceled True Jackson, VP prematurely just to reboot it in 2021,” flashed across the screen.
Congrats! Another reboot! Y’all made this happen 😭🥴💀 pic.twitter.com/DMya576Dal
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) April 21, 2020
Robbie, who played Jimmy Madigan — True’s love interest in the show — even dished on where he thought his character would be now!
“I started thinking about it a little bit,” he continued. “Jimmy was always a little bit of a mess. I feel like things aren’t probably going to be stellar for him but, with that being said, maybe it’s the opposite. You know, maybe things are just really great for Jimmy now. I feel like he’s the type of guy who would, like, accidentally win the lottery or something.”
“I feel like you either go one of two ways, either [Jimmy and True are] still together or they find each other again in the show, which I think either one would kind of be interesting and cool,” the 32-year-old actor added. “But I think there has to be that romance there still because it wasn’t over on the show.”
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