The “iCarly” revival on Paramount + has a lot of people talking. One of the things that people have wanted to know is whether or not the show would keep the PG rating that its predecessor had. In a recent interview with Page Six two of the stars of the show, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor talked about what viewers can expect from the show.
Ultimately the two cast members confirmed that the show is going to reflect the character’s older age. Therefore will explore themes that the original show couldn’t.
Jerry Trainor did not tiptoe around a question about the type of issues that are going to be covered on the show. The original program was based on the everyday situations that the kids were going through. Now that they are not kids anymore the characters have grown-up issues. Trainor mentioned,
“We’re going to toe that line, you know what I mean? It’s not going to be super-raw … but yeah, there’s going to be sexual situations.”
Trainor also talked about the fuss about him saying “damn it” in the trailer. He essentially says we can expect some stronger language on the show this time around.
Nathan Kress on the other hand talked about the unique experience of getting to play a grown-up Freddie Benson. He mentions, “[It’s] been exciting for us to just see where these characters from a kid’s show would be and where they are in their life now, 10 years later. But in a very realistic, non-glossy way.”
While Kress is happy to act all grown up for Trainor the revival was like finding a fountain of youth. Claiming, “I feel young. I feel ageless,” while adding that the multi-camera filming format is certainly one he enjoys.
A notable absence in this revival is that of Jennette McCurdy who plays Sam Puckett on the show. There’s been speculation about a falling out between her and star Miranda Cosgrove. Oddly enough she went on to play Sam in a spin-off series after the first iCarly ended. Which, has also been mentioned as a point of conflict.
These days though, she’s saying that she feels ashamed of the roles that she has played as an actress. In a recent episode of her podcast, “Empty Inside” she mentions,
“I resent my career in a lot of ways. I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing”
The trailer does hint at the fact that the show is going to have more mature themes. We see Trainor’s character, Spencer Shay, talking about having a few beers. The cast is also shown with some cocktails in hand. On the other hand, we can also see some bits that are the typical easy laughs we saw on the original show.
We’ll soon find out just how adult-oriented that show ends up being. The first 3 episodes of the revival will drop this Thursday with 10 weekly shows falling in line after that. The whole series will be a Paramount+ exclusive.