Paul Reiser is mad about the opportunity of a Mad About You revival.
The 60-year-old actor tells PEOPLE that he and Helen Hunt, who spent 7 seasons enjoying newlyweds Paul and Jamie within the hit NBC sitcom, are “speaking about” bringing Mad About You again to discover the subsequent chapter of their characters lives.
“If we will discover the story to inform, and anyone’s , I’d be open to it,” Reiser mentioned Thursday on the Stranger Issues season 2 premiere in Westwood, California. “You bought an concept? Yeah. Provide you with some concepts.”
It’s a revelation that comes as a shock even for Reiser, who had beforehand dismissed the concept.
“For years, I’d’ve mentioned, ‘Completely no. We by no means would do it,’ as a result of I used to be very happy with how we ended it rather well,” he mentioned. “We even instructed the long run just a little bit, so our considering on the time was, ‘Let’s be sure we by no means get tempted to return again. Let’s inform them what occurs.’ ”
“Now, as a result of everyone’s speaking about it, I began to suppose, ‘Possibly if there’s a narrative we might give you,’ ” Reiser continued. “To me, it’s attention-grabbing once I see my youngsters are rising and leaving the home. It’s like, ‘Oh.’ It’s like that second while you get married. It’s like we’re in a brand new world that we don’t know the principles of.”
Whereas nothing is about in stone but, Reiser — who created the present with Danny Jacobson — would seemingly obtain a groundswell of assist from followers. Mad About You ran by means of 1999 on the Peacock community’s “Should-See TV” block, profitable crucial reward and 12 Emmys.
Its fellow “Should-See TV” present Will & Grace debuted a revival season earlier this month to a sea of fanfare.
Reiser was final seen on NBC in his short-lived Paul Reiser Present, which ran for one season in 2011.
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Till the Mad About You revival is about in stone, Reiser has his fingers full selling Stranger Issues 2, which hit Netflix Friday.
With out spoiling something, Reiser performs a physician on the sequence. The lab setting his character is usually seen in made it in order that the comic — who grew to become a stand-up star within the ’80s and had memorable roles within the a number of the decade’s largest movies (Beverly Hills Cop, Aliens) — didn’t really feel like he was stepping right into a time-warp when filming.
“There was nothing that reeked of ’80s,” Reiser mentioned. “I don’t keep in mind that a lot of the ’80s, [but] the bizarre factor is it didn’t really feel that ’80s while you’re doing it. My stuff was all very technical. May’ve been the ’40s. May’ve been now.”
After all, watching his scenes again is a special story. “I believe while you see it, the music, and there’s all these very delicate issues that provide the ’80s,” Reiser mentioned. “They did that actually effectively. They had been very underplayed with how a lot they made from the interval.”