Sixteen Candles is a coming-to-age comedy series released in 1984, almost forty decades later. The series was distributed by Universal Pictures and got quite popular due to its compelling plot and phenomenal cast. Almost forty years later, the series is getting a reboot and guess who will be behind the show’s production? The actress and famous singer Selene Gomez.
The actress is in the process of bringing her favorite series back to the screen, irrespective of whatever it takes. Molly Ringwald, who starred in the John Hughes, was asked about her sentiments on the series spinoff and her answer was that the writers should do something different. She added that the series was really good, but the showrunners do not need to copy it, only take inspiration from it and make a completely different project. Here is everything we know about the upcoming spinoff.
16 Candles Season 1 Release Date: When will it air?
So far, we do not have a date for the sixteen-candle reboot. The show’s sequel has been rumored for so many years that fans of the original version are getting PTSD remembering all the time the series was o premiered, but it did not. The first sequel rumor came in 2002 when Entertainment Weekly reported that the series sequel was in development.
However, the series writer John Hughes was not interested; therefore, it did not come to pass. Another announcement also came in 209, but John Hughes died before they could bring the sequel to our screens. The recent announcement is the May 2022 announcement that came from Peacock, and we hope that the series will be available for streaming by next year.
16 Candles Season 1 Plot: What will happen?
Just like the name suggests, 16 candles is a series that explores the life of Samantha Baker, a gleeful young girl who is turning sixteen years old. Like any birthday girl, she hopes to be the highlight and the party’s life, but she is incredibly shocked when her family forgets about her day to focus on her sister’s wedding scheduled the day after. Selena will talk only about inspiration from the 1984 series and creating a different program altogether. Her series will be named the 15 candles and focus on four teenagers and their quinceaneras.
16 Candles Season 1 Cast: Who will appear?
The series cast is yet to be announced. Moreover, Molly Ringwald, who acted as Samantha in the sixteenth candle, will be among the executive producers. If Samantha’s role is included in the upcoming show, then one of Molly’s daughters will play the role.
The Selena Gomez series will executively be produced by her, which won the first time show will be producing shows. She has previously worked on “13 Reasons why” and “Only Murders in The Building.” She will work alongside Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away with Murder), Gabriel Lugo and Christina Davila.
16 Candles Season 1 Trailer: When will it happen?
The show’s trailer is still developing, and you should expect its release by 2023. In the meantime, you can watch the original Hughes film that premiered in 1984 on Universal Pictures. There are other similar series like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Universal Pictures).