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'iCarly' returns in the first trailer for the upcoming reboot. See which beloved characters (and new ones) returned for the show.

‘iCarly’: Which iconic side characters are returning for the reboot?

Welcome back to iCarly, everyone! The trailer for the revival of the beloved Nickelodeon show has officially dropped. With it, we see Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) picking back up to the camera after putting it down in 2012. What will she do now that she’s returned to the world of internet videos after a long absence? Well, that’s definitely a million dollar question, isn’t it?

Luckily, Carly is not alone in her return. With her brother Spencer (Jerry Trainor), childhood friend Freddie (Nathan Kress), and her roommate/best friend Harper (Laci Mosley), Carly is going back to business the only way she knows how: by smearing whip cream in her brother’s face while he’s dressed like a baby. What can we say? It’s the internet.


What can we expect from the iCarly reboot?

While we don’t know what brought Carly back to the internet, we do know that the show is focused on her & Freddie as they navigate their 20s. After an almost decade long hiatus, the 26-year-old Carly is picking up her web show with the help of Freddie & Spencer to help her helm it. Where is Sam (Jennette McCurdy)? Unknown in the series. IRL? McCurdy retired from acting. 

Also no word as if Gibby (Noah Munck) is returning either. Sorry. What we lose in Sam & (possibly) Gibby, we gain in new characters Harper & Millicent (Jaidyn Triplett). Harper is Carly’s roomie & bestie, who also looks to be the person helping with potential merch? She’s involved in the show aspect of iCarly in some way, shape, or form. Millicent is Freddie’s 11-year-old stepdaughter, who he adopted.

Of course, not all has been going smoothly for Freddie. According to Cosgrove & EW, he has apparently been through “a couple of divorces” and has moved back in with his mom (Mary Scheer). Carly & Freddie are clearly having their own dating issues in the trailer for the series. Good news is that recurring characters like Nevel Papperman (Reed Alexander) and Nora Dershlit (Danielle Morrow) are back for the reboot.

What else can we expect from the iCarly reboot? 

The iCarly characters are adults now. So, definitely, more adult situations. There’s alcohol in the trailer. Along with it, we see the more stardom side of being an internet personality. Carly & Harper hit the red carpet together at one point. We’re sure more modern stuff of online culture will come in as well. Also, no more clunky camera. It’s been switched out for a smartphone of some sort. 

Honestly? The trailer shows that there’s still that same warm goofball sense of humor that made the original series excellent. The iCarly reboot feels like the original series without being too much like it. It feels like a continuation from what we’ve seen in the trailer, which is exciting. We don’t want Fuller House levels of cheesy awfulness. We just banished that demon from whence it came.

When can we expect the iCarly reboot?

On the reboot, Cosgrove said, “It’s just been a fun reunion getting to see everybody, and I’m really excited for people to see it.” She added that it’s also grown up to match the fans that have grown up with the series, “It’s mainly made for the people who watched when they were little, they’re now more in their 20s.”

iCarly will hit Paramount+ on Thursday, June 17 with the first three episodes of the reboot. The subsequent 10 episodes of the reboot will drop weekly on Thursday after the premiere, which will explain just what everyone’s been up to over the past 10 years since Carly signed off for the last time

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