The Felicity cast reunites 20 years after the hit show first hit the small screen. The reunion happened at the ATX Television Festiva.
Reminiscing On The Good Ol' Days
The familiar theme tune for the then-WB channel's angsty drama series played as the cast took their places at the Paramount Theatre stage.
Felicity herself, Keri Russell, joined Scott Speedman, Scott Foley, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Ian Gomez, Greg Grunberg, Rob Benedict, Amy Jo Johnson, and director/exec-producer Lawrence Trilling to reflect on the iconic show.
J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves created Felicity, and the teen drama ran from 1998 to 2002. The titular role netted Russell a Golden Globe. The show was a massive cultural hit worldwide, with fans divided between Felicity's love interests: Ben (Speedman) and Noel (Foley).
Felicity ultimately chose Ben, but, as Russell pointed out, the network canceled Felicity before more episodes had to be hurriedly done to meet demand.
"The network canceled us - kind of. And then they were like, 'Just kidding,' do a few more,'" joked Russell.
As a result of the network's indecision, the creators decided to explore an alternative timeline where Noel dies in the last five episodes. Foley even joked about how Felicity had no choice but to pick Ben.
Trying To Do The Show Justice
The question of a reboot inevitably came up, considering that the ATX fest helped inspire Netflix to do its Gilmore Girls reboot. Foley, who initially was completely against the idea, changed his tune after meeting up with everyone again.
"I feel that the show was so specific to the characters in that time of their lives that to do it again would be an injustice to the show we all made and we all love. Having said that ... looking at these faces ... and feeling some of the emotions reminiscing about that, I would love to work with everyone again. And get an opportunity to find out what happened," he admitted.
A few of his fellow cast members were also game for a revival, with Gomez quipping they could do it Gilligan's Island style.
Two decades later, Hulu is introducing the show to a whole new generation of fans. As Russell noted, the show has universal appeal.
"The beauty of the show is this romantic idea of this chance to change your life completely. Everyone can look back and say, 'I wish I would have taken that chance'," she noted.