Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold on Why a “Martin” Reboot Probably Isn’t Going to Happen


Sorry Martin fans, but that reboot everyone wants to happen probably isn’t going to happen.

via People:

Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold appeared on Tamron Hall’s talk show on Friday and addressed rumors of a Martin reboot.

“It’s something that we wanted to happen,” Arnold, 51, began.

She continued, “It’s something that we tried very hard for it to happen, but the way it looks to me, realistically, it’s not going to happen. Not unless it’s an animation.”

“Tisha brought up a great idea to do animation of it,” Arnold added. “But I would say a show can never ever be rebooted without the original cast.”

Martin – which aired from 1992 to 1997 – starred five best friends played by Arnold, Campbell, 52, the late Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II and the titular star Martin Lawrence.

“Now, we may be able to have a rebirth,” Arnold said and Campbell chimed in by adding, “Or a reunion.”

Arnold, however, reiterated that the cast likely won’t do a reboot without Ford who died in 2016.

“Maybe, but as far as a reboot, I don’t think that’s going to happen,” she said. “Tommy is no longer with us.”

Arnold added, “This show is never going to be the same, it’s never and some things are best left alone.”


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