Revivals of shows from the past continue to be all the rage in Hollywood so it comes as no surprise the popular and critically acclaimed HBO series, Entourage, has been a part of that conversation. Back in November of 2020, Kevin Dillion, who played Johnny “Drama” Chase on the show, revealed that creator Doug Ellin was considering bringing the series back and now the man who brought Hollywood movie star Vincent Chase to life, Adrian Grenier, says he’s also open to a revival if it were to happen.
Grenier spoke with “Entertainment Weekly” to promote his new Netflix Mystery thriller Clickbait and what’s when the topic of the Entourage revival was brought up. While nothing has been made official, Grenier is willing to consider what’s on the table to justify bringing the show back:
“First, I’ll look at the deal. What is it? What are we doing? I’m pretty open to anything. I’m pretty focused right now, but if there’s an opportunity to reboot Entourage, I’d certainly take a look.”
Entourage ran on HBO for eight seasons from 2004-2011 and the entire cast returned for a follow-up film that hit the big screen back in 2015. The show chronicled the acting career of Vincent Chase (Grenier), a young A-list movie star, and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City, as they attempt to further their careers in Los Angeles. The series, which is loosely based on the life of Mark Wahlberg, saw great critical acclaim during its run. The show was nominated for 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, garnering six wins, in categories such as acting, directing, writing, and for Outstanding Comedy Series. The series was also nominated for 14 Golden Globe Awards, with the show being nominated every of its run.
It has been 10 years since the show went off the air and six since the film was released in theaters and in that time, the show has been viewed through a much different lens in the post-Me Too era. The show has been accused of glamorizing a sort of boys club that doesn’t particularly respect its female characters or uses them primarily as eye candy. I always felt the show was a pretty realistic portrayal of the woopinkstyle during that time and, at the show’s heart, it’s really about the friendships between the leads and that is what really drives the series. It would be interesting to see if a revival would play things the same or address how Hollywood has changed since the show last aired.
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