With television reboots all the trend in the late 2010s, every ’90s fanatic must be dying to know whether The Nanny will head back to the small screen alongside contemporaries like Will & Grace and The Conners. At the time of this writing, the jury is still out on Fran Fine’s possible return to TV… but Fran Drescher, at least, is more than game to revisit her most popular TV character.
“I’m totally down with doing it,” she told People in October 2018. “I don’t know what is going on with some of these networks out there because they do not seem to be hip to the fact that there’s an obsession amongst millennials for the show and moi!” Drescher even hinted at some dream casting after rapper Cardi B paid tribute to her on Instagram with a photo of herself wearing a full-body cheetah-print ensemble and a caption comparing her look to one of Drescher’s wild outfits. “Wouldn’t she be great as my daughter?” Drescher asked People in response to the post.
“I was so flattered,” she said. “I got my juices flowing and thought, ‘Wait a minute, she’s from New York, we both have funny voices, she could be my daughter!'” Are any television execs paying attention? We need a Nanny reboot!