FANS of the iCarly have been hoping that all the original members of the series would return for the reboot.
Jennette, 28, played vlogger Sam Puckett for six seasons alongside the show’s main character Carly, played by Miranda Cosgrove.
Jennette McCurdyCredit: Alamy
Why does ICarly’s reboot not include Jennette McCurdy?
Jennette McCurdy has confirmed rumors that she has quit the acting industry and “resents” her career as a child actress.
Jennette, who hosts the podcast Empty Inside, revealed during a chat with fellow actress Anna Faris that she now considers herself “done” with acting.
She said: “I quit a few years ago to try my hand at writing and directing—it’s going great. I quit [acting] a few years ago because I initially didn’t want to do it.”
Jennette went on: “My mom put me in it when I was six and by sort of age, I guess, 10 or 11, I was the main financial support for my family.
“My family didn’t have a lot of money, and this was the way out, which I actually think was helpful in driving me to some degree of success.”
The series earned a huge fan base and after it ended in 2012, Jennette went on to reprise her role as Sam in the show Sam & Cat opposite Ariana Grande, however the actress said she’s not proud of her work.
Jennette told Anna in the interview: “My experience with acting is, I’m so ashamed of the parts I’ve done in the past.
Jennette McCurdy and Miranda CosgroveCredit: Alamy
“I resent my career in a lot of ways. I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing. I did the shows that I was on from like 13 to 21, and by 15, I was already embarrassed.
“My friends at 15, they’re not like, ‘Oh, cool, you’re on this Nickelodeon show.’ It was embarrassing.
“And I imagine there’s a very different experience to be had with acting if you’re proud of your roles, and if you feel fulfilled by them.”
When does iCarly come out on Netflix?
Fans were thrilled when the revival of the Nickelodeon series iCarly was ordered for a reboot – although an air date is yet to be revealed.
The original iCarly ran from 2007-2012 on Nickelodeon for six seasons and 97 episodes.
Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Miranda CosgroveCredit: Alamy
During its run, the show proved to be incredibly popular and broke ratings records for Nickelodeon.
You can now watch seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix.
How can I watch iCarly?
As well as Netflix, you can watch old episodes of the show right now on CBS All Access.
The reboot will then be available to stream on the new Paramount Plus site.
This is the new name of CBS All Access, which rebranded in 2021.
iCarly cast members Noah Munck, Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Jeanette McCurdy and Nathan KressCredit: Getty
This new streaming service will incorporate more content from MTV, BET and Nickelodeon.
It is being launched to try and compete with HBO Max, Netflix, Peacock, Disney+ and Hulu.
It’s not yet known how UK fans will be able to watch the reboot but it is likely to be on NOW TV – but as soon as we know, you’ll know.
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