Blue Mountain State | Sitcom reboot on the way with original creators and cast

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A reboot of cult comedy Blue Mountain State is on the cards, with the original creators and cast set to return.

Though the Tom Cruise films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back were fun, it is Alan Ritchson who has really defined the role of Reacher onscreen. Reacher recently finished airing its second season on Amazon Prime, and although the critical reception wasn’t as positive as the first, it is currently pressing ahead with season three, which will reportedly be based on author Lee Child’s seventh novel, Persuader. The plot will see Reacher conduct a secret mission on behalf of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to help bring down a drug smuggler, Zachary Beck.

Alan Ritchson first came to prominence co-starring in sitcom Blue Mountain State, in which he played Kevin “Thad” Castle.

Created by Chris Romano and Eric Falconer, Blue Mountain State is about the fictitious university of the same name, and its football team, the Mountain Goats. It centers on three incoming freshman – played by Ritchson, Darin Brooks and Chris Romano – who must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and hazing.

Running for three seasons from 2010 to 2011 before being cancelled, the show developed a cult following, and in 2016 a successful Kickstarter campaign led to a follow up film, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, with Ritchson, Brooks and Roman all reprising their roles.

Lionsgate Television is now in the early stages of producing a sequel series, with creators Romano and Falconer, and the central cast of Ritchson, Brooks and and Romano all set to return.

There is currently no confirmation as to where the series will air, but it is likely to be either Amazon Prime, where you can watch all three series in the UK, or Netflix.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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