If you were hoping to see Cardi B step into the spandex dresses of an iconic ‘90s sitcom character, it’s time to move on.
Fran Drescher has expressed her interest in developing a reboot of “The Nanny” (which ran for six seasons from 1993-1999) with Cardi B as the lead, but she just squashed the rumors that the project would see the light of day.
“Truth be told, I’m not developing that as a television series right now,” Drescher confessed to Michael Yo on SiriusXM’s "The Michael Yo Show," but she is working on something “Nanny related” right now.
“In my head, I always thought that for a television series it might be more fun... rather than where are we 20 years later... to actually do the show with a whole new cast and get like a Cardi B to play the Nanny and get like an Obama type to play Mr. Sheffield. Maybe I could be Cardi B’s mother Sylvia and just mix it up!” she elaborated.
Drescher said of Cardi, “She’s got the style of a star and you can’t buy that,” pointing out reasons she wanted to cast her, adding that Cardi is funny, from New York, and has a unique voice.
Drescher fueled speculation that Cardi would get involved when she discussed the possibility last year. She also talked about the concept on “The Real,” saying, “She has a funny voice, too! She could play my daughter! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Me and Cardi?” Even Cardi seemed into it!"
Drescher told Extra last October, “She started it because she kind of paid homage to me, putting our pictures side by side when she was wearing animal print and it was me in animal from "The Nanny" and that just went viral. That got my creative juices going.”
In this reboot-heavy television era, it seems like any revival is possible. Is there a TV show you would love to see rebooted?