"I guess a promise is a promise."
A Now and Then sequel is still a possibility, children of the '90s!
Though the beloved 1995 film's writer Marlene King first revealed her plans to bring the coming-of-age tale to the small screen in 2012, eager fans have yet to see or hear of any progress on the project. Until now.
During a Reddit AMA, King, who is now the showrunner of ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars, revealed she is still hoping to launch Now and Then as a TV series. (Please excuse us while we completely freak out.)
"We're talking about it. We're talking about Now & Then the TV series," King wrote when a fan asked if Now and Then 2 was ever going to happen. "ABC family has shown a little bit of interest in that, so we're still talking about that. People tweet about this to me all the time, they'll even send me photos of themselves watching the movie on a sunday afternoon."
The film, which was set in the '70s and the '90s, followed the lives of four best friends dealing with issues such as divorce, death, the Wormers (Devon Sawa, one of our forever crushes) and intense games of Red Rover. Samantha was played by Gaby Hoffman and Demi Moore, Roberta was played by Christina Ricci and Rosie O'Donnell, Teeny was played by Thora Birch and Melanie Griffith, and Chrissy was played by Ashleigh Aston Moore, who passed away in 2007, and Rita Wilson.
After King revealed her plan to reboot Now and Then in 2012, she opened up about her vision for the series in an interview with MTV News, including which time period it would be set in.
"It's definitely the same characters, but it won't be the same time period," she said. "It will be like if the adults were 40 now and the girls were teenagers. We'll probably pick it up when the girls are 16, but it will be in the 1980s as opposed to the '70s because that's sort of the 'then' of our current 'now.'"
Any chance we can set our DVR series pass now?