Zooey Deschanel Says She Would Be “Very Happy to Revisit” “New Girl” For a Reboot
Zooey Deschanel definitely isn’t against more “New Girl.” In an April 3 interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actor and musician shared that while she “wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life doing reboots,” if she had to pick one project to revamp, it would be “New Girl.” “I definitely had a wonderful time and would be very happy to revisit,” she said.
Deschanel played Jessica Day on “New Girl” from 2011 to 2018, starring alongside Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Max Greenfield, and Hannah Simone. Her interview isn’t the first time a cast member has discussed a return to the comedy, though not everyone is so ready to jump right back in. Greenfield, for example, has shared some reservations about a reboot. “I think if Liz [Meriwether] wanted to do it, who created the show, obviously, she thought there was some way back in,” he told E! News in October 2022. “It would definitely be something I would be open to, but it’s tough.”
Greenfield went on to question whether a reboot would ruin the show’s original ending. “I thought Lisa Kudrow said something really insightful when they were doing the ‘Friends’ reunion,” he said. “The writers worked really hard on wrapping it all up in a way that was hopefully satisfying to the audience and satisfying to these characters . . . If you go back into it, it means you got to undo that, and that to me is argument enough to really question whether to go back or not.”
Regardless of whether they’ll ever end up back on screen together to continue the show, many of the “New Girl” cast members have kept in touch, and they’ve been sure to provide plenty of nostalgic content for “New Girl” fans. In January 2022, Deschanel, Simone, and Morris launched a “New Girl” rewatch podcast on iHeart Radio called “Welcome to Our Show.” The podcast is still going strong with weekly episodes – so even if there’s no “New Girl” reboot any time soon, fans still have plenty of opportunities to relive all their favorite moments.
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