Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reprise their roles from the “All That” sketches and the 1997 film in the sequel set 26 years later.
Welcome to Paramount+, home of ‘Good Burger 2’. Can Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell take the order?
Paramount+ has ordered a sequel to the ’90s classic children’s film ‘Good Burger’. Both Thompson and Mitchell return to reprise their roles as Dexter Reed and Ed, reuniting the Nickelodeon comedy duo more than 25 years after the first film premiered.
“I can’t believe it’s been a little over 25 years since Good Burger had great customer service! It made me so proud to be a part of something that so many generations of people have loved, and now to be back where it started with the sequel is surreal,” Thompson said in a statement shared with IndieWire. “I love performing with my brother Kell and I can’t wait to show the fans what these characters have been up to since we last saw them.”
“Ed is one of those timeless characters who has brought so much joy and laughter to fans, and it’s a wonderful blessing that he’s still doing it after all these years. It’s super awesome to come back and continue the story of Dex, Ed and Good Burger for both the people and the kids who grew up watching them,” Mitchell said in a statement.
The cast of “Good Burger” comes from the 10-season sketch comedy “All That,” which aired on Nickelodeon from 1994 to 2005. Both Thompson and Mitchell were cast members for the show’s first five seasons and quickly became established. bursting stars. The original sketches focused on Mitchell as Ed, the clueless teenage cashier at the Good Burger fast-food restaurant. The 1997 film starred Thompson as Dexter, forced to work at Good Burger, who works with Ed to save the place from closing.
According to the Paramount+ logline, “Good Burger 2” sees Dexter “down on his luck after another of his inventions fails. Ed welcomes Dex to Good Burger with open arms and gives him his old job back. With a new team working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get back on his feet, but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger in jeopardy once again.”
Based on the description, it appears that none of the original film’s supporting cast, including Sinbad, Shar Jackson, Linda Cardellini, and Shaquille O’Neal and George Clinton, will return for the sequel. The late Abe Vigoda was also featured in the first “Good Burger”.
Two of the original writers of the ’97 film, Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (who also wrote “All That”) are returning to pen the script for “Good Burger 2.” It is possible that they will be joined by III. James, who wrote the short-lived 2019 reboot “All That,” is in talks to join “Good Burger 2.” Other credited writers for the original film are Dan Schneider, who Nickelodeon parted with in 2018 after reporting alleged abuse on his shows; needless to say, won’t be coming back.
Phil Traill, a veteran of the comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Middle,” is directing the streaming film, which is scheduled to begin production in May and premiere later this year on Paramount+. The original motion picture was directed by “All That” creator Brian Robbins, who currently serves as president of Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures.
After “Good Burger” and “All That,” Thompson and Mitchell starred in their four-season Nickelodeon sitcom “Kenan & Kel”; Both Kopelow and Seifert wrote about this series. Kenan and Kel also starred together in the 2000 film The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. They largely split after 2000, when Thompson joined “Saturday Night Live,” where he is now the longest-running cast member.
They’ve had a few mini-reunions lately: When Thompson hosted last year’s Emmys on NBC, Mitchell made a cameo. And in December, Mitchell joined Thompson on “SNL.” “Kenan & Kel” tribute sketch.
Thompson is repped by UTA and managed by Michael Goldman at NCredible Entertainment. Mitchell is repped by UTA and managed by Alex Goodman at Levity Live.
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