Many fans are getting excited about the iCarly reboot that was announced in December. However, news that the actor who played Sam isn’t returning has got many people wondering – what happened to Jennette McCurdy? Keep reading to find out.
Details of the iCarly reboot
Many members of the original cast of iCarly are set to return for a reboot which will debut on Paramount’s new streaming service Paramount Plus.
Returning cast members include Miranda Cosgrove as Carly, Jerry Trainor as her older brother Spencer, and Nathan Kress as best friend Freddie.
Jay Kogen is set to direct the series and has revealed that it is going to be aimed at adults, this time, and not children.
However, it looks like you’re going to have to wait a while to watch the show as the scheduled release date is the end of 2021/ the beginning of 2022.
What happened to Jennette McCurdy?
Since starring in Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Sam & Cat from 2007 to 2014 Jennette has moved away from the spotlight.
She has opened up to the press about her issues that stemmed from finding fame so early while still being so young. The bio on her website states:
“McCurdy felt ashamed of 90% of her resume and ultimately unfulfilled, so she turned to alcohol, but since that didn’t work, she quit acting and began pursuing writing/directing in 2017.”
Her issues with an eating disorder and alcoholism were compounded by the loss of her mother Debra McCurdy from cancer in 2013. She told Elitedaily:
“I had to kind of fight the demons on my own time…I went dark. I went off of social media. I quit acting. I had to make these pretty big life decisions in order to deal with my stuff, my life.”
Since 2017 McCurdy has pursued a new career writing and directing her own short films. These include titles such as Kenny, Strong Independent Women and 8 Bodies, a piece where a young couple discover they accidentally killed eight people.
McCurdy has also written a TV series called What’s New For Sarah? as well as directing a TV movie called The McCurdys. This last piece seems to borrow heavily from her own life as it follows a struggling child actor and her eccentric family.
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