This Hulu series Reboot season 1, episode 1, titled "Step Right Up," includes spoilers.
Hollywood is constantly reinventing, reimagining, or reviving old properties in order to bolster audience viewership. Streaming services are also desperate to provide an endless library of information to satisfy their consumer's ever-changing needs and in these unusual times, they see a reboot as a safe bet.
Season 1, episode 1 of Reboot is recapped.
Hannah (Rachel Bloom) waits to pitch to Hulu's scrupulous executives. She wants to recreate the old sitcom Step Right Up with the original, noughties cast members. The business types quickly investigate the show's popularity on their streaming platform and are surprised by its lucrative potential.
As the discussion goes on, the head honcho gets up to speed on all of the cast's current whereabouts. Reed Sterling (Keegan-Michael Key), who played Lawrence's step-dad, is a now-dead actor. Bree Jensen (Johnny Knoxville) played an alien on a cable sci-fi dud and is now a Nordic duchess. Also, there's the son Zack Jackson, who has grown up to become
The cast is reunited for the first time in fifteen years. Reed left the sitcom to pursue a film career, causing the program to be canceled, and the others are still extremely resentful over this betrayal. Reed immediately knocks on Bree's trailer door to patch up old wounds, and immediately notices him as being topless. He continues to state that he is in a committed relationship with her.
Hannah meets the three men and gushes about her love of the show. The cast recreates their famous billboard poster from the original run.
Reed refuses to pose his comical pose and the gang argue. He fears that he'll lose his cool in the reboot. Hannah storms out, and she has already resigned. The show's original writer Gordon (Paul Reiser) wants to complete the rewrite.
Reed threatens to quit, again, and the gang walk out of Gordon's office. Bree confesses that she has broken her marriage and she desperately needs the program like the others. They go to Hannah's house to try and persuade her to return to the show this time. Hannah is in fact Gordon's daughter and she is forming a new family, with the sitcom focusing on those tragic, real-life events.
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