Ten years ago, Comedy Central debuted the cult-favorite sketch show Stella, created by comedy trio Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain. Ten episodes later, the show was canceled. In honor of the show’s “cancelversary,” Fast Company recently brought the troupe back together for a formal oral history to discuss the origin of the show, its cancellation, and the possibility of a revival.
From co-creator and star Michael Ian Black:
“We were open to anything, but the sensibility was the sensibility and that wouldn’t have changed. I definitely think we could have done much more given the opportunity. I would still love to revisit it at some point.”
Since the cancellation of Stella, all three have participated in numerous projects, high among them the Netflix revival series of the film Wet Hot American Summer, which premiered on July 31.
In the oral history, all three expressed an eager interest in getting Stella back together and on the air, but no concrete plans have been made at this point.
“We talk about it all the time, and I have every expectation that it will happen,” Showalter said. “It’s just a matter of finding the right time and place.”
Black added, “No network has expressed any interest.”
What do you think? Were you a fan of Stella? Would you like to see a reboot?