The good news is, Jason Katims thinks a Parenthood revival is likely to happen. The bad news is, it will probably be, “…down the road a few years,” the series creator told TV Line. The series starred: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Max Burkholder, Joy Bryant, and Miles Heizer.
The news outlet spoke to Katims last week, during the TCA summer press tour, in the session for his new CBS medical drama Pure Genius starring Augustus Prew and Dermot Mulroney. TV Line reports, “Katims would neither confirm or deny our report. He did, however, note, ‘There’s nothing happening right now, but when the time is right I would love to revisit it’.”
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And lest you think Katims is just toying with our emotions, the Emmy winner shared that he’s been keeping tabs — and taking notes — on Netflix’s in-the-works Gilmore Girls continuation, starring his Parenthood‘s colleague Lauren Graham. “I asked someone who was working on it how they structured it and how it all worked,” he shared. “Because I was thinking that might happen [with Parenthood] down the road a few years.”
In light of the fact that the Parenthood swan song concluded with a series of flash-forward sequences that offered snapshots of where the main characters ended up several years into the future, Katims conceded that “more time has to pass” before a Parenthood revival can realistically take shape.
“It would start at the moment when I feel like I have a story to tell,” he admitted. “But the whole thing about Parenthood is the kids get a little older and their lives change and then there’s more story to tell. I feel like that will happen at some point. And then it will be a question of, logistically, can we get the actors [back together] at the same time? And then we have to [find an outlet] that wants to [air] it.”
What do you think? Are you a Parenthood TV series fan? What would you like to see happen in a revival or reunion movie?