Talk of an Entourage reboot continues to heat up, at least amongst the cast and creator Doug Ellin. Just recently, Adrian Grenier, who played Hollywood movie star Vincent Chase, said he’d be open for an Entourage return, and now Jeremy Piven, who played the scene-stealing tantrum-inclined agent, Ari Gold, says he’s waiting on his call for the reboot.
TMZ got Piven leaving a cafe in Los Angeles and that’s when he was asked about the possibility of an Entourage reboot. Piven, like Grenier and Ellin, said he’s ready to bring Ari Gold back and pick up where the character left off all those years ago but he acknowledges some changes would need to be made to reflect the changes in the industry since the show went off the air. Piven made it clear that Ari would absolutely have to be different if he’s brought back to the small screen which means there would be a lot less yelling and masochistic behavior.
Just recently, creator Doug Ellin said he was ready to bring the boys back but even with the main cast on board, he thinks Mark Wahlberg needs to be involved to make it happen. Mark Wahlberg served as an executive producer on the HBO series and the show was loosely based on his life. With Adrien Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, and Jerry Ferrara clearly willing and able to get this thing started, it appears Wahlberg is the final ingredient to get the project off the ground. You can check out the video of Ellin talking about a possible return below!
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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