What Will The Plot Of The O.C. Reboot Be?
If the source is to be believed, The O.C.'s reboot already has a potential plot in the works.
"There's also already a rough sketch circulating of where the show would pick up; Seth & Summer, more or less happily married in Newport and living in their old 'hood (actually filmed in Malibu but nvm lol), with their kid(s)—could be one or two—starting out as freshmen at Harbor," the source wrote.
"Obviously lots of plot possibilities from there: the original show didn't shy away from serious issues, and this would be a great way to delve into broader issues of classism (obv a core aspect w/Ryan starting out) and racism (in hindsight the show's kinda blindingly white, so likely a given that the 'new kids would include quite a few more POC). Also helpful in this case that Adam & Rachel were older than their characters, and could believably play 40ish parents with a 15-year-oold(ish) kid."
What Has The Original Cast Said?
Rachel Bilson, who played Summer Roberts on The O.C., revealed in August 2019 that she's would be onboard for the iconic early aughts show to get a reboot, telling InStyle U.S. that she would “absolutely be open to it.”
“The O.C. gave me everything. I love it and I’m still super close to [showrunners] Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, so I’d follow them wherever they go. If they backed it, I’d 100 per cent be up for it,” the actress said.
Rachel's promising comments came after she made headlines for running into her former co-star and real-life ex-boyfriend, Adam Brody, at the airport in New York. The actress posted their encounter to Instagram with the caption, "Ran into my ol buddy from jfk to lax #californiaherewecome🤓"
Although, while Bilson may seem keen, Adam Brody, aka Seth Cohen, and Ben McKenzie (Ryan Atwood), aren't too excited by the idea of reprising their iconic roles.
"I would imagine at some point they will use the property to do in some way, and I'm all for [it]. I don't mind these reboots or even remakes," the actor said. "All that said, I'm not gonna be [involved]. I don't have any interest in revisiting my high school character. And frankly speaking for Ben McKenzie, I know he doesn't either."