We truly are in the era of reboots. From Full House to Twin Peaks, today’s audiences are beginning to crave more shows that appeal to their nostalgia, and it looks like Martin fans may be the next to get what they want.
While the whispers are not confirmed, Martin Lawrence’s fiancée Roberta Moradfar recently shared via Instagram that the man himself is working on bringing the series back. Lawrence added a couple of big-eye emojis to the post himself.
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The reactions to the news have been pretty spilt, as some can’t wait to see the classic re-worked for today’s audiences.
“Martin” reboot in the works.. Netflix.. Prep that bag!!
— A.B. (@ABtheLEO) January 26, 2018
Martin reboot? I’m here for it.
— k. (@JohnDoe_Jackson) January 26, 2018
So I heard @realmartymar doing a reboot of Martin. Hell Yeah! I’m trying to be in it.
— Jake Lesley (@MontrezDevon) January 26, 2018
They’re planning a Martín reboot and I’ll drop any and everything I’m doing to watch it whenever it’s on. Know that.
— RON x Neesha. (@theCULTr) January 26, 2018
Others aren’t sure how a reboot would work without all of the original cast, as best friend Tommy was played by actor Tommy Ford, who passed away in 2016. Also, the relationship between Tisha Campbell and Lawrence has reportedly been contentious since she filed a lawsuit against him and the show’s producers for sexual harassment and verbal and physical assault, according to Uproxx.
Martin and Gina must be got a divorce in the reboot bc pic.twitter.com/DLOe0qw0b3
— Meems 💎 (@YikesMyBassline) January 26, 2018
How Martin getting a reboot when Tisha hates Martin?
— Bumper Clot (@InejAlina) January 26, 2018
And it’s definitely too late for a Martin reboot now since Tommy is gone. It’s a no for me.
— Drea 🇻🇨 (@juicyydre_) January 26, 2018
I don’t know how I feel about a Martin reboot…no Tommy..& what are they gonna do about Gina
— Aijuswanaseing (@colliecharles) January 26, 2018
In today’s social climate, I don’t think a “Martin” reboot would be a good idea. Besides, who’s going to play Tommy Ford’s character? In addition, have Martin and ‘Gina’ put the past behind them? It’s been roughly 20 years since the series ended.
— TC (@AfroedSquid) January 26, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.