Note: The video game part of this list was originally published as an article for Creators.co, but I decided to add a couple things and include TV Series as well.
Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. It’s been awhile, I know. I hope those of you that have been reading my Arrested Development Screenplay have been enjoying it. Since Arrested Development is getting a new season next year I’ve got to thinking about other TV series I would like to see revived. I also have a couple video game series I would like to see return as well. Without further ado let’s start with the TV Series, in no particular order.
Seinfeld: I’m surprised there hasn’t already been talk about this besides that Curb story arc. With the 20th anniversary of that divisive finale approaching now would be a good time to do it. Even a six-episode or so limited series would be good. Jerry Seinfeld has said he wouldn’t do as revival, but maybe he could change his mind
Home Improvement: I actually started rewatching this show recently and while it’s not groundbreaking TV it’s still a good show and with nostalgia for the 90s pretty high right now and another with 90s ABC sitcom, Roseanne, being revived and Tim Allen no longer doing Last Man Standing I think it’s time for Tim”The Toolman” Taylor to also return. I might even settle for a Home Improvement/Last Man Standing Crossover special.
Drive: A short-lived series from 2007 that followed a disparate group of people as they raced cross-country and starred a post-Firefly Nathan Fillion and a pre-fame Emma Stone I think Drive had a lot of potential and I think a reboot with a whole new cast wouldn’t be that hard to do.
Knights of Prosperity: Another short-lived series from 2007, this one remains one of my favorite all-time shows despite only lasting 13 episodes. Like Drive a lot of the cast has moved on to bigger and better things, but I wouldn’t mind a reboot with a new cast.
Those are a few tv series I would like to come back. What do you think of my choices and what are some of yours?
Spyro: Spyro has appeared in the Skylanders games, but the last true Spyro game was The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon in 2008. That means the series has been dormant for almost 10 years. I think a rebooted trilogy, maybe featuring an adult Spyro, could be a good idea. At the various least I would like to see if get the same treatment as Crash Bandicoot did earlier this year with a PS4 remaster of the original Playstation trilogy(which is rumored to be happening). A Crash/Spyro crossover game would also be cool to see.
Mercenaries: A franchise that has been dormant since 2008 after the release of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. There was a rumored third game, but after Pandemic Studios closed down the franchise hasn’t been heard from. I would like to see EA try to revive it, maybe with a game set during WWI or WWII or even a game set in the future. Mercenaries 2049 has a nice ring to it.
Destroy all Humans: Known for it’s irreverent humor and spoofing normal game and movie conventions Destroy All Humans! is yet another franchise that went dormant in 2008. Like Mercenaries, Destroy All Humans, suffered a studio close with THQ. Luckily Nordic Games bought the IP and has said they are “evaluating options” So far we have only gotten a PS4 port of the first two games, but perhaps a new game is in the works. I would love to see one set in the ’80s, perhaps titled Destroy All Humans!: Crypto Strikes Back. (Read my ideas for that here)
Hulk: Much like the movies Hulk has been somewhat neglected in the video game medium as well. I had lots of fun with Ultimate Destruction(see my ideas for a sequel here) and wouldn’t mind seeing the fun return with a game that adapts the Planet Hulk storyline.
Bonus: Marvel vs Capcom Collection: This isn’t so much as revival as something I would like to see. Now that Marvel vs Capcom infinite is out I would like to see the first three(or at least two) games releases as a remastered collection for PS4 and Xbox One.
Those are my choices for video game revivals. What do you think? What are some of yours?
That does it for this post. Stay tuned for the continuation of my Arrested Development Screenplay and hopefully other blog posts to come. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.
Reading(Books): Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Reading(Comics): Wytches by Scott Snyder
Watching(TV): Home Improvement, Curb your Enthuiasm(Season 9) Ghosted
Watching(Movies): Scream 4, Carrie
Playing: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Telltale’s Batman and Guardian of the Galaxy
Writing: Man vs. Aliens(a graphic novel)
Working on: Stand-up comedy and a webseries
Looking forward to: Thor 3, Stranger Things: Season 2. Halloween