Paramount+ has dropped the official trailer for the iCarly revival series, which is set to premiere on June 17th.
The one-and-half-minute promo video shows a grown-up Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) reviving her famous web show, iCarly, a decade after she announced that she’s taking a break from it. Just like the old times, her older brother Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor) and close friend Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress) promise to help her produce the series.
Fortunately, the trio doesn’t seem to have a hard time attracting an audience, as new characters Millicent Benson (Jaidyn Triplett) and Harper Raines (Laci Mosley) notice that people are “weirdly loving” Carly’s newly revived web show.
Welcome to the new #iCarly! ? Stream the first three episodes June 17, only on #ParamountPlus. https://t.co/aOeGiDOmJQ pic.twitter.com/v7l8xZtW4J
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) June 1, 2021
Millicent is Freddie’s snarky and social media-obsessed step-daughter, while Harper is Carly’s roommate and best friend. Since the announcement of her casting, Mosley has been the target of attacks from fans who saw her as a replacement for Jennette McCurdy’s Sam Puckett from the original. But in a series of tweets last month, series writer Franchesca Ramsey pointed out that “Laci’s character, Harper, isn’t replacing Sam. No one could replace Jeanette McCurdy or her incredible talent! But it’s both racist as hell & completely unfair to decide that Laci hasn’t earned her role especially since the show isn’t even out yet!!”
McCurdy will not return for the revival after recently announcing that she had quit acting. It’s also likely that Noah Munck, who portrayed the eccentric Gibby Gibson from the original, will not be part of the new show, based on his absence in the trailer. Good thing fan-favorite character Marissa Benson (Mary Scheer) is back for the revival, and as seen in the trailer, Marissa is as overprotective of her son Freddie as ever.
The first three episodes of the 13-episode freshman run of the iCarly revival will debut on June 17th on Paramount+, with subsequent episodes dropping weekly on the streaming service.