Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell Return on Set of ‘The Good Burger 2’ at Paramount+
“Good Burger 2” is officially greenlit on Paramount+, with original stars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell set to return.
The news was revealed on Friday’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The sequel to the beloved Nickelodeon movie will begin production in his May and is set to debut on Paramount+ in late 2023.
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“I can’t believe it’s been over 25 years since Good Burger had great customer service!” Thompson said in a statement. “I am proud to be a part of a work that has come to be loved by generations of people and it is unreal to be back where production on the sequel all started! and I can’t wait to show fans what these characters have been up to since we last saw them.”
“Good Burger” originated as a sketch for the Nickelodeon series “All That,” starring Mitchell as Ed. It was later spun off into a 1997 film. It proved to be a box office success, grossing just under $24 million against a reported $8 million budget. They reunited for the “Berger” sketch and have continued to achieve cult status, stating that they were open to new iterations of the film in the years since. He also appeared in the series as Ed.
According to the film’s official logline, “Dexter Reed (Thompson) is out of luck after another one of his inventions fails. With a new staff member at Good Burger, Dex hatches a plan to get back on his feet, but unfortunately Good Burger’s fortunes are once again in jeopardy.”
Mitchell said, “Ed was one of those timeless characters who brought so much joy and laughter to his fans and it’s such a beautiful blessing that he still does after all these years. Dex, Ed, it’s so great to come back and continue it for both the people who grew up with the story of the Good Burger and their children.”
Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, who co-wrote the original film and worked on “All That,” will serve as writers and executive producers for the sequel. James III is also a screenwriter for the film. Directed by Phil Trail. Produced by Nickelodeon Studios. Nickelodeon Studios’ production of the film was directed by Shauna Phelan and Zac Olin, co-heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live Action. Brittany Cope is a production executive for Nickelodeon.
Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, Paramount Streaming, said: Good Burger 2 is a great addition to his slate of programming for 2023, and it certainly delivers everything both All That fans and new viewers will enjoy. “
Thompson is represented by UTA and Michael Goldman. Mitchell is with UTA and Levity Live.
Phelan and Olin said, “‘Good Burger’ is a movie that fans have loved for years.” together on another wild and hilarious ‘Good Burger’ adventure.”
This marks the latest Nickelodeon property to return on Paramount+. The streamer also has an “iCarly” revival series, Renewed for the third seasonand an updated version of “Rugrats”, among others.
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