The reboot of iCarly was long overdue, but now that it’s finally here, fans are able to reminisce and think back to how amazing the original show was. iCarly and its cast of lovable characters premiered on September 8th, 2007 and came to an end on November 23, 2012. It was sad to see such an endearing comedy stop airing new episodes . . . up until this year.
In June 2021, the iCarly reboot premiered and it’s been very exciting. Nickelodeon fans have also enjoyed shows like Sam & Cat, Victorious, Zoey 101, and Drake & Josh, but none of those shows shed light on such an interesting concept like a webcam show. Kids everywhere want to get famous on the internet for doing silly pranks & activities. iCarly allowed kids to see how that dream would play out.
Sadly, some iCarly characters from the original weren’t part of the reboot’s first season. Is it possible the second season of the reboot will bring back more of our favorite iCarly characters once and for all?
The iCarly characters who came back
Seeing Miranda Cosgrove return as Carly Shay is exactly what the reboot needed. If she hadn’t agreed to sign on for the revival, it likely wouldn’t have happened at all. She was the star of the original series after all. The storyline of other iCarly characters all basically revolve around Miranda Cosgrove at the center of it all.
Nathan Kress returned for the reboot as Freddie Benson, this time all grown up with a child in tow. Freddie in the original series is a kid who loves holding a camera and hanging out behind the scenes. In the reboot, Freddie is figuring out how to take on real-life responsibilities.
Jerry Trainor returns as Spencer Shay, Carly’s lax & lenient older brother who still always has her best interest at heart. In the original series, he was able to tell her what to do a bit more. Now that she’s older, their dynamic is different.
Brand new iCarly characters
Laci Mosley joined the iCarly reboot as Harper Raines, Carly’s new roommate & best friend. Although fans were accustomed to seeing Carly’s friendship with Sam back in the day, her friendship with Harper is just as awesome. Harper’s backstory is interesting as she grew up rich before watching her family lose all of their wealth. She’s had to readjust to normal living like the rest of the world.
Jaidyn Triplett joined the cast as Millicent, the social media-obsessed tween who is also Freddie’s adoptive daughter. Her mother isn’t around but Freddie’s got her back and she’s got enough ambition to last a lifetime.
iCarly characters fans hope to see returning
Since fans didn’t get to see Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck, or their characters return in the reboot, they’re hoping these two stars will make appearances in season 2 of the show. Jennette McCurdy played the role of Sam Puckett, the loudmouthed and sometimes obnoxious teenager who appreciated telling a good joke with some sarcasm. Noah Munck played Gibby, the silly friend who no one quite took seriously.
In the very first episode of the reboot, Carly & Freddie talked about the fact that Sam was missing with the explanation that she’d ridden off with a biker gang called the Oliberators. The excuse for why Sam was missing was perfectly suitable for the character fans grew to love in the original series.
For Munck, his reasoning for not returning stemmed from the fact that he played a character who was continually used as the punching bag and butt of most jokes. It’s understandable that he didn’t want to subject himself to that any further. Both actors have publicly stated their disinterest in returning for the reboot but it’s not impossible for one or both of them to change their minds.
What characters are you excited to see return in the iCarly reboot? Let us know in the comments!