Netflix will be adding the first two seasons of iCarly on Monday, February 8, 2021, which will bring 46 episodes of Nickelodeon’s beloved live-action comedy series, including the feature-length special “iGo to Japan” to the streaming service!
In iCarly, Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) finds her previously “normal” life turned upside down when her Internet show, iCarly, becomes an instant smash with young Web heads. With her parents traveling abroad, Carly must rely on the help of friends Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress), and her quirky older brother, Spencer (Jerry Trainor), to cope with the newfound success. The series also starred Noah Munck (The Goldbergs) as the gang’s schoolfriend, Gibby.
iCarly originally ran on Nickelodeon for 97 episodes across six seasons between September 8, 2007 – November 23, 2012. Following the series finale of iCarly, McCurdy reprised her role for Sam & Cat, starring alongside Ariana Grande, who reprised her Victorious character, Cat Valentine. Sam & Cat ran for 35 episodes between June 8, 2013 – July 17, 2014.
Paramount+ recently announced that it is reviving iCarly for a new series, with Cosgrove, Kress and Trainor signed on to reprise their respective roles. Filming is expected to commence in March 2021 for a premiere later this year.
Jay Kogen (School of Rock, The Simpsons, Frasier) and Ali Schouten (Diary of a Future President, Champions, Merry Happy Whatever) have signed on to develop the update. They also will executive produce and serve as co-showrunners.
All episodes of iCarly are currently available to stream on CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ streaming service, which will soon be rebranded as Paramount+.
The news follows Netflix adding Henry Danger (seasons 1, 2 & 3) and The Haunted Hathaways (seasons 1-2) in January. The streaming platform also added Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra to its library earlier this year, with the former even smashing a record.
In November 2018, Netflix and Nickelodeon announced that they had formed a multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series – based both on the Nickelodeon library of characters as well as all-new IP – for kids and families around the world. Netflix is also working on a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The original creators of Avatar were originally slated to be a part of the live action series, and though they departed from it earlier this year, fans are crossing their fingers that it will still be a welcome part of the franchise that made Aang and friends so popular. The streamer also has animated movies based on The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the pipeline.