Drake & Josh originally aired on our screens in 2004, living in our homes until 2007, telling the story of two opposite in personality step-brothers that were forced to live together when their parents shacked up.
In 2019 it was revealed by unCrazed that a reunion was on the cards with the original cast set to return, but with COVID taking a hold of the entire world and shutting down almost every mainstream production company, delays set in.
By late 2020 it was further announced that a Drake & Josh reunion would be taking place, with Drake Bell and Josh Peck preparing to put their step-brotherly relationship back into our lives and continue the story that has left millions of fans wanting an update on their characters lives.
The original cast were involved, with Netflix also originally pencilled in to be the distributing partner as Nickelodeon teamed up with the streaming platform for a multitude of projects. Miranda Cosgrove (Megan Parker), Nancy Sullivan (Audrey Parker-Nichols) and Jonathan Goldstein (Walter Nichols) with special guest appearances from Yvette Brown (Helen) and Jerry Trainor (Crazy Steve) were all set to make appearances as we saw Bell (Drake Parker) and Peck (Josh Nichols) grown up in their own lives — according to our source, Bell was set to have settled down with a family and Peck pursued a career journey.
An update on the production element from our source is that Paramount+ was later brought in to be the distributor after ViacomCBS rebranded their CBS All Access to Paramount+ on March 4, 2021.
According to our source, the reason for the cancellation came as a result of production delays and legal troubles that stemmed from Bell‘s recent conviction for attempted child endangerment.
Our source tells us that if a reunion were to ever happen, it would primarily focus on Drake and Josh with distribution through a more personal platform, such as a YouTube channel.