The actress, who first played the titular character between 2007 and 2012, before rebooting the role in 2021, looked totally unrecognizable in a Kim Kardashian-esque outfit and lengthy braid for a scene for the new season. The sneak peek came courtesy of Josh Peck, who co-starred with Miranda on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh before joining the iCarly reboot earlier in 2022 as Paul, Carly's manager.
While Josh simply captioned the on-set pic with "Season 3," his followers couldn't help but focus on Miranda's unexpected makeover. One commenter wrote, "I didn't recognize Miranda." Another wrote, "Is that Miranda Cosgrove? If it is, I did not recognize her!" A third noted, "There's no way that that's Miranda."
We'll be eager to see where this outfit, which is clearly a costume, appears in season three—which is currently in production.
As for what fans can expect from the new season? Miranda told E! News in July that she hopes to see Carly "fight for Freddie" in the new episodes.
This is certainly different than the on-screen besties' previous dynamic, which had Freddie (Nathan Kress) chasing Carly for most of their young adult lives. "Now that they're adults, it's a totally different dynamic," she added. "It would be interesting to see more from Carly's perspective, how she feels about Freddie, especially now that his character has been through two divorces on the show and has a daughter and everything's changed."
When viewers last saw Carly and Freddie, or "Creddie" as their fans call them, the pair's feelings for one another were called out. So, it's not crazy to think that the two might finally get together.
Watch seasons one and two of the iCarly reboot on Paramount+.