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Malcolm in the Middle Revival Gets Promising Update

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Malcolm in the Middle actor Frankie Muniz says a revival of the hit comedy series is slowly becoming a reality.

"Without giving away too much because there's nothing confirmed, but it's the closest it's ever been to being a reality. If it's going to happen, it'll happen soon. But you know, we've also been saying that for eight years," Muniz told Pedestrian TV when asked if Malcolm in the Middle would return to screens with new episodes. "The show ended 18 years ago, so it's crazy that there's still a lot of interest. I think it'd be a lot of fun to dive into that world and see where everybody is as adults because the possibilities are endless where everybody can be. I'd love to explore it. And I know there are conversations happening."


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Over the years, there has been speculation about whether the series would make a comeback or if the cast would reunitefor a movie. According to Muniz, delays in getting a Malcolm in the Middle reboot off the ground can be attributed to the cast's determination to get it right. "We don't want to just be one of the many shows that got rebooted over the last couple of years that probably shouldn't have had a reboot," the actor explained.

Malcolm in the Middle Revival Must Offer Quality

"So if we do it, that's the biggest thing. We want to make sure it's good. With an iconic show like we had, you don't want to taint it," Muniz added. "You want to have the same impact for the people who would want to watch it and make sure we make a good product. That's the most important part, and way more important than just making a show or finally making a movie."


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Muniz was at the height of his career when Malcolm in the Middle concluded with its seventh season in 2006. After that, he took a break from acting to pursue a career as a NASCAR driver. "I made a very conscious decision to take a step away from acting at that time," the actor explained. "I went to my agents and my managers, and I was like, 'I don't care what it is. I'm gonna focus on racing because I was racing against the top guys in the world. So I knew I needed to commit."

Bryan Cranston, who played family patriarch Hal in the series, is also open to reprising his role in a revival. "It would be fun to explore now," the actor previously said. "All these boys who are now grown-ups and on their own with kids of their own - and it'd be fun to explore that. I'm open to that. I'm going to lock it down." Cranston and Muniz had an impromptu reunion in Dec. 2023 when the younger actor surprised his on-screen father at an event for his mezcal brand Dos Hombres.

Every season of Malcolm in the Middle is available to stream on Hulu.

Source: PedestrianTV

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