Joshua Malina claims The West Wing reboot is on the way… and fans are desperately hoping it’s not a joke
The West Wing fans were whipped into a frenzy when Joshua Malina hinted a reboot could be in the works.
The 57-year-old played Will Bailey in the political drama, which was created by Aaron Sorkin and was originally broadcast on NBC from 1999 to 2006.
The series, which also starred Rob Lowe and Allison Janney, was set in the West Wing of the White House, during the fictitious democratic administration of president Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen).
While the critically acclaimed programme drew to an end more than a decade ago, The Big Bang Theory star has sparked speculation it could be revived.
The Scandal actor wrote on Twiter: ‘Got back on Twiter just in time to talk about The West Wing reboot. Details soon!’
Naturally, viewers of The West Wing were thrilled by the prospect of a revival but were cautious about getting overexcited until it was officially confirmed by a broadcaster.
‘I’ll believe it when I see it,’ one fan commented, while another remarked: ‘Please please please please let this be real.’
‘Wait what,’ a third questioned, which was followed up by ‘Don’t fall for it!’ by a social media user.
Many others were simply preying that Joshua wasn’t having them on as several speculated on what the plot would be.
One fan’s theory was as follows: ‘Hell yeah!! I’ve been tweeting about this for a while. My thought is Josh recruits Sam to run for President against a Trump like candidate. Get the whole cast together even John Spenser using stock footage. Let’s get this going!!’
The last reunion of the West Wing happened back in 2020, with the cast getting together to encourage people to vote in a one-off special.
In it, the cast re-enacted the Hartsfield’s Landing episode from season three, which featured Sheen playing chess with his staff members while engaging in a much larger battle of brains with China.
Elsewhere, Whitford’s deputy chief of staff Josh fixated over the portentous primary election outcome in a tiny New England town.
The special was filmed at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and was in aid of Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote organisation.
Aaron described the episode as ‘kind of an ode to voting’.
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