Good Burger 2 will hit Paramount Plus later this 12 months

It’s official: Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell will reunite for a Good Burger sequel that’s set to hit Paramount Plus later this 12 months. The duo revealed the information throughout a phase on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday evening, noting that they may begin filming in the summertime.

Good Burger 2 takes place in a present-day model of the fictional quick meals restaurant of the identical identify, with Thompson reprising his function as Dexter Reed and Mitchell as Ed, the shop’s hilariously oblivious cashier. Right here’s the movie’s official synopsis:

Dexter Reed is down on his luck after one other one in every of his innovations fails. Ed welcomes Dex again to Good Burger with open arms and offers him his outdated job again. With a brand new crew working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get again on his toes however sadly places the destiny of Good Burger in danger as soon as once more.

The unique Good Burger premiered in 1997 as a derivative of the Good Burger sketch in All That, the Nickelodeon comedy collection each Thompson and Mitchell starred in. Judging by the movie’s description, it doesn’t seem like anybody else within the authentic solid, equivalent to Linda Cardellini or Sinbad, is returning for the sequel.

It would retain a few of Good Burger’s authentic writers, nevertheless, as Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert will function the sequel’s writers and govt producers. In the meantime, Phil Traill of The Center and Brooklyn 9-9 will direct.

This received’t be Thompson and Mitchell’s first time reprising their Good Burger roles. The 2 reunited throughout a sketch on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2015, and Mitchell took on the function of Ed within the short-lived All That reboot that premiered in 2019. Thompson and Mitchell have been hinting closely at a Good Burger sequel since then and teased the completed script final 12 months.

“I can’t consider it’s been somewhat over 25 years since nice customer support was born at Good Burger!” Thompson says in an announcement. “Being part of one thing so many generations of individuals have come to like has made me so proud and now to be again the place all of it started engaged on the sequel is surreal!”

As somebody who’s a fan of the unique Good Burger and All That, I’ve to say I’m excited in regards to the reboot. I’m simply undecided if it’s one thing I’ll contemplate subscribing to Paramount Plus over, particularly for the reason that service is elevating its costs quickly, however I’m going to carry out for the primary trailer till I make my determination.

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