It feels like there are more TV reboots being made than ever before, but that throws up the question of will they actually be any good? Some shows, after all, are better left in the past – as countless bad remakes have already taught us.

We're taking a look at a handful of TV reboots that are at various stages of production and making their way to Irish screens.

Some are still being filmed, others have a release date. A couple have debuted in the US but have yet to make their way to our shores.

Here are the TV reboots we're most excited for:


The 'Dexter' revival series from Showtime has a brand new title - 'Dexter: New Blood'. The first trailer for the series dropped last summer.

Michael C. Hall returns as Dexter Morgan, now living under a new pseudonym - Jim Lindsay - in rural Oregon. Ten years after the events of the last season, it seems that he's having a hard time letting go of his nighttime occupation of murdering people who "deserve" to be served up some justice.

Julia Jones will star as Dexter’s love interest Angela Bishop, and both John Lithgow and Jennifer Carpenter will be reprising their roles for brief cameos. Former series showrunner Clyde Phillips returns to helm this new season.

The series, which ran for 8 seasons from 2006 to 2013, had a major following. But it went down infamously for having a terrible series ending (following the likes of 'Lost' and preceding 'Game of Thrones'). Thus fans are eager to see a better conclusion for the character. 'Dexter: New Blood' premieres on NOW on 8th November.


'Sex and the City' reboot 'And Just Like That' went back to its New York roots,. It completing filming earlier this year with Sarah Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York), and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) all back as those iconic characters. Now they're navigating life and love in their 50s.

A new BFF has been written in for Carrie for 'And Just Like' That since Kim Cattrall will not be back as Samantha Jones. She's a documentarian called Lisa Todd Wexley and Nicole Ari Parker ('Empire', 'Boogie Nights') is playing the role. Her character is the fourth member of the New York friend group. Other new cast members for 'And Just Like That' include Sara Ramirez, Karen Pittman and Sarita Choudhury.

As for those back from 'Sex and the City', fans can look forward to John Corbett returning as Aidan Shaw, David Eigenberg as Steve Brady, Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt, and Chris Noth as Mr. Big/John James Preston. Reportedly, Carrie will also have a new love interest played by Jon Tenney of 'The Closer' and 'Scandal' fame. Plus there will be a guest appearance from the infamous Bitsy von Muffling, played by Julie Halston. Also returning are Mario Cantone as Anthony Marentino and Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch. Willie Garson passed away only just last month so the show also marks a bittersweet tribute.

'And Just Like That' will consist of ten episodes. It’s premiering on HBO Max in December, but details of its release here in Ireland are TBC.


After several attempts to get the ball rolling on a 'How I Met Your Mother' follow-up, it looks like 'How I Met Your Father' is well and truly on the way. The cast of is led by Hilary Duff, who is best-known for her childhood role in 'Lizzie McGuire', and more recently the series 'Younger'. She’s been sharing behind the scenes look at the cast. She also shared a shot of her sitting at a bar not too dissimilar from McLaren's Pub, one of the often-visited locations of the 'How I Met Your Mother' gang.

This TV reboots pick is geared for Hulu (so will likely debut on Disney+ on this side of the pond). It consists of ten episodes.

Here's the official synopsis of the series: "In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options."

'How I Met Your Father' was created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger ('This Is Us'). Original 'How I Met Your Mother' creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are executive producing alongside them.


This reboot of the series that ran from 1989 to 1993 has actually already aired on American streaming service Peacock. However, it has yet to make its way to our shores. Here’s hoping we get it, and the second season, which is due to debut next month, very soon.

All the main stars from the original 'Saved by the Bell' reprised their roles in the revival, except for the late Dustin Diamond and Dennis Haskins as Screech and Mr. Belding, respectively.

The series follows a new group of Bayside High students from both "overprivileged" and working-class families. The latter group have been transferred to the school as part of a plan by now-California Governor Zack Morris (who’s still controversial) to send lower-income students to the highest-performing schools in the state.

Jessie Spano and AC Slater played by Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez are back, now as parents to some of Bayside’s students. Jessie is a school counsellor and best selling author while Slater is a PE teacher and football coach. Plus Zack and Kelly are still married, the latter now First Lady of California. Even Ed Alonzo, who played Max, the owner of the Max, returns. Plus Lisa Turtle, now a fashion designer living in Paris, has a cameo.


This installment of our TV reboots picks is set eight years after the events of the original series. It follows a "new generation of New York private school teens" as they "are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl," according to the official summary for the series. Expect plenty of commentary about the affects of social media on teen life. The series is also slated to be more diverse, with non-white leads and LGBT characters.

The show premiered a selection of episodes on HBO Max last July. The first 6 episodes are also on the RTE Player now, with the second half of the season, also consisting of 6 episodes, on the way. (In fact, the first six seasons of Gossip Girl are also on RTE Player. So you can binge through the show or rewatch it before the revival.)

The series has also been renewed for a second season. It is narrated by Kristen Bell, who reprises her role as the voice of "Gossip Girl". The original 'Gossip Girl' ran for 6 seasons from 2007 – 2012. However, rather than a direct continuation of the story, the reboot is instead set in the same world where previous characters existed and can be freely referenced and potentially reappear. It stars a whole new set of characters from a different point of view.