Last weekend, actor Rob Lowe had West Wing exuding excitement at the possibility of a series revival. On Saturday, Lowe playfully tweeted, “New “Will And Grace”! New “Sopranos”! New “The Office”! I wish I had been in something that would make a good reboot. Maybe something timely, that would have relevance in this divided political climate?”
While he did not comment any further, other cast members joined in the fun by replying, retweeting and helping to fuel the excitement from fans. Could there really be a West Wing reboot in the early stages of development? We’re not really sure and no one is commenting officially, but West Wing star Josh Malina is adding even more fuel to the reboot fire.
Last night, several cast members from the political NBC series reunited and, according to Malina, they were, “Talking reboot.” Check out the below tweet from Malina showing cast members, Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman), Janel Moloney (Donna Moss), and Joshua Malina (Will Bailey) having dinner with series creator Aaron Sorkin.
Talking reboot. pic.twitter.com/waUkxm10DV
— (((New York actor))) (@JoshMalina) July 12, 2018
The NBC series The West Wing was created by Sorkin and followed the inner workings of the White House under the fictional Bartlett administration. Starring Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Alison Janney, Dule Hill, John Spencer, Janel Moloney and Josh Malina, the series ran for a total of seven seasons from 1999 through 2006 during which the cast of the series was awarded numerous Emmys for their performances.
The West Wing would most certainly hold relevance in today’s politically charged climate so, could a reboot possibly be on the way? What do you think? Would you like to see The West Wing return to television? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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