ByBrooke Geller, writer at Creators.co
Awkward nerd, aspiring shieldmaiden and friend to all doggos. twitter.com/brookalus
Brooke Geller

The term "reboot" has become synonymous with outrage, anger and confusion, and it seems like everyone has an opinion on the new anti-originality movement. But love 'em or hate 'em, it looks like reboot trend isn't going anywhere soon— nostalgia is here to stay.

Whilst rehashing the successful shows of yesteryear has produced some mixed results, people are still eager to tune in and judge wether their favorite narratives have been improved or desecrated.

Heathers [Credit: New World Pictures]
Heathers [Credit: New World Pictures]

What's Next?

It's not just old TV shows that are getting the reboot treatment— there's even a couple of iconic films that are getting a TV makeover. Check out these 6 reboots coming to a screen near you soon:

12. 'GLOW'

Release date: June 23, 2017

Get ready to rumble with the best wrestlin' gals the industry has to offer, because GLOW is making a return to TV. The show originally featured an amalgamation of hopeful female wrestlers performing a series of comedy skits while trying to make a name for themselves in the world of wrestling. The Netflix reboot will include Alison Brie as lead character Ruth, and looks to incorporate a little more drama in the comedic narrative than the original.

11. 'Dynasty'

'Dynasty' [Credit: ABC]
'Dynasty' [Credit: ABC]

Release date: 2017

That's right, the ever-dramatic Dynasty is returning to our screens once again. You can thank this sparkling series for adding an extra dose of scandal to TV sets of the 1980s, inspiring a slew of soap operas. Elizabeth Gillies and Nathalie Kelley are set to star— will they do justice to this classic tale of glamour and betrayal?

10. 'DuckTales'

'DuckTales' [Credit: Disney]
'DuckTales' [Credit: Disney]

Release date: 2017

Relive your childhood all over again with Disney's upcoming animated DuckTales reboot! With none other than David Tennant voicing Scrooge McDuck, the troublesome duckling siblings are ready for yet another adventure. Are you?

9. 'Behind Enemy Lines'

'Behind Enemy Lines' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
'Behind Enemy Lines' [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

Release date: 2017

The action-packed Owen Wilson movie is getting a TV reboot, bringing all the tension of this daunting war drama to the small screen. Expect a patriotic drama that will delve into the challenges faced by soldiers on the battlefield. Admittedly, the 2001 movie didn't do too well; Let's hope the critics are able to warm to the TV series.

8. 'The Magic School Bus Rides Again'

'The Magic School Bus' [Credit: PBS]
'The Magic School Bus' [Credit: PBS]

Release date: 2017

Try to contain your excitement over the prospect of a Magic School Bus comeback! Kate McKinnon will play Ms. Frizzle, the cool teacher you always wish you had, who never failed to find a creative way to teach her students about the world and science. Let's hope her iconic pet lizard makes an appearance, too!

7. 'The Mist'

Release date: 2017

If you've seen Frank Darabont's film adaptation of Stephen King's science fiction novella, then you've probably got some intense issues to work through. Seriously, that movie was dark. But now you can relive the psychological horrors all over again with a TV series! Details are still foggy (get it?), but we do know that it's being developed by Dimension Television. Will it follow the ending set out by the film, or the original book?

6. 'Charmed'

'Charmed' [Credit: The WB]
'Charmed' [Credit: The WB]

Release date: 2018

Charmed was one of the defining shows of the late nineties/early 2000s. Every week, audiences would tune in to catch up with the magical adventures of their favorite San Francisco witches as they battled demons, romanced with angels and misplaced their teleporting children.

CW have announced that the new Charmed won't just be a reboot, but a prequel. It will be set in New England, and will feature witches Tina, Paige and Annie— a bit of a shift from the original Halliwell sisters.

Of course, the real question on everyone's mind is: Will they be using the same Smiths cover song for the opening credits?

5. 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy'

Queer Eye For The Straight Guy [Credit: Bravo]
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy [Credit: Bravo]

Release date: TBA

Was there ever a more iconic early-2000s reality TV show? The bland men of the world will once again get a chance at becoming stylish members of society thanks to an all-new group of makeover-mad gay men. The reboot will be heading to Netflix sometime in the future. The producers' official mission statement boldly states why the world needs a good tszuj now more than ever:

"In a time when America stands divided and the future seems uncertain, a team of five brave men will try to bring us closer together with laughter, heart, and just the right amount of moisturizer."

4. 'Heathers'

Heathers [Credit: New World Pictures]
Heathers [Credit: New World Pictures]

Release date: TBA

One of the most notorious dark comedies of the eighties is about to get a 21st century makeover. Heathers was a hilariously morbid movie about murder, teenage bitchiness and high school politics. However, the upcoming TV reboot looks to be pretty different.

Rather than a gaggle of snarky white girls, the show's version of the villainous Heathers is going to feature a black lesbian and a gender-queer man. A step in the right direction, or a bizarre writing choice?

3. 'The Honeymooners'

The Honeymooners [Credit: CBS]
The Honeymooners [Credit: CBS]

Release date: TBA

The Honeymooners is a sitcom from the fifties; A time when television was black and white, and canned laughter sounded ever more fake than the laugh track on The Big Bang Theory.

The story revolved around a group of New Yorkers who lived in the same apartment building. Sort of like Friends, but with more jokes about domestic violence. It was the second most viewed show in America during its first season, and CBS are hoping to reignite that spark of success with a modern reboot. Let's hope they omit those distasteful wife beating jokes from the new script first.

2. 'The Departed'

The Departed [Credit: Warner Bros.]
The Departed [Credit: Warner Bros.]

Release date: TBA

Martin Scorcese's Boston-based mobster drama might have been critically acclaimed, but will it be just as well-received as a series? Amazon announced in August last year that they're developing a series based on the film. According to Deadline, the story will be based around a Latino crime syndicate in Chicago and one young cop's efforts to infiltrate their covert drug operations. Will it succeed, or could it just fall flat?

1. 'Xena: Warrior Princess'

Xena: Warrior Princess [Credit: Syndication]
Xena: Warrior Princess [Credit: Syndication]

Release date: TBA

You know what, I retract my initial statement about Charmed— the nineties were all about Xena. The fantasy series was incredibly thrilling back then, from Xena's signature war-cry and skimpy "armor", to her suggestive relationship with Amazon princess Gabrielle.

While it's going to be a pretty different show to what nineties kids may remember, the NBC reboot will have Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert back on board as executive producers, and will apparently delve deeper into what was really going on between Xena and Gabrielle.

What are your thoughts on these upcoming TV reboots?

(Source: Deadline)

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