Franklin & Bash ended its run on TNT after four seasons in 2014, but one member of the cast would like to see the series revived. Mark-Paul Gosselaar spoke about his desire to revive the series during a Q&A at the Gasparilla Film Festival.
The actor was asked if he would like to see any of his previous shows revived by Netflix. The streaming service is currently working on a Gilmore Girls revival after successfully releasing a revival of Full House.
Gosselaar said the following, according to Cinema Blend:
“I’d love to do a Netflix series for Franklin & Bash. Breckin would be on board for that too. Actually, I’m working with the showrunner, creator of Franklin & Bash on my Fox thing, Kevin Falls, who was on West Wing and Journeyman, and I actually said to him, I said, we have to do a reboot of Franklin & Bash. He’s on board.”
In fact, Gosselaar revealed that he always wanted to series to be produced as a Netflix show or for a cable network like HBO. He said:
“For us, Franklin & Bash, for Breckin [Meyer] and I, creatively was, just not, it didn’t hit the mark, financially it certainly didn’t hit the mark, because we were doing cable, 10 episodes a year. We always wanted to do Franklin & Bash, the way it should be, as Netflix show, as an HBO show. Those characters are too damn good to have been on a cable network where we couldn’t push.”
There is no way to know if a Franklin & Bash revival will ever happen, but Gosselaar sounds excited about the possibility. Currently, he is signed up for Pitch, a FOX pilot currently in development. His last series, Truth be Told, was cancelled after just 10 episodes by NBC.
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