Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell confirm that the Good Burger sequel has been ordered during the Tonight Show appearance
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reveal that the Good Burger sequel was ordered from Paramount+ during the Tonight Show appearance
It has been almost 26 years in the making.
But it has now been confirmed that the comedy movie sequel Good Burger has been greenlit by Paramount+ and Nickelodeon Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
And fans will be happy to hear that the original film’s two stars, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, have signed on to reprise their roles as Dexter and Ed, respectively.
“I can’t believe it’s been a little over 25 years since good customer service was born at Good Burger!” said Thompson, making the announcement during a performance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday.
The actor and comedian added, “Being a part of something that so many generations of people have come to love has made me so proud and to now be back where it all started working on the sequel is surreal!”
They’re back! Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson, both 44, have signed on to reprise their roles as Ed and Dexter Good Burger; Seen Friday for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Coziness: The two stars confirmed the news that the much-anticipated sequel was coming Friday during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; still from Good Burger
The original film, released in July 1997, was based on the comedy sketch of the same name from the Nickelodeon series All That.
It received mixed reviews from critics but was commercially successful at the box office, grossing $23.7 million against an $8.5 million budget.
In the years since its release, Good Burger has gained a cult following, especially among millennials who grew up on the comedy film and television series.
In the original, Mitchell played Ed, the teenage cashier at Good Burger, while Thompson made audiences laugh as Dexter Reed, a 16-year-old high school student.
For the sequel, the story follows Dexter and Ed (Thompson and Mitchell) as they reunite in the present at the Good Burger fast food restaurant with a new group of employees.
Directed by Brian Robbins from a screenplay by Dan Schneider, Kevin Kopelow, and Heath Seifert for the first film, this relaunch sees Phil Traill (The Middle, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Single Drunk Female) at the helm, with Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (All That and Good Burger) as writers and executive producers.
In addition to their duties as the two protagonists, Thompson and Mitchell will be as well involved in another creative ability.
Production will begin in May and the premiere is scheduled for later this year.
While his Hollywood resume is filled with roles in comedies dating back to his debut in the sports comedy drama film, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Thompson is best known to most fans for being part of the cast of Saturday Night Live.
After joining the SNL in 2003, he now holds the distinction of being the longest-running castmate in the show’s history.
Proud: ‘Being a part of something that so many generations of people have come to love has made me so proud and now to be back where it all started, working on the sequel is surreal!’ Thompson added while chatting to host Jimmy Fallon
The inspiration: The original Good Burger movie and their roles of Dexter and Ed were based on the comedy sketch of the same name in the Nickelodeon series All That
Double duty: In addition to their duties as the two leads, Thompson and Mitchell will also be involved in another creative role for the film
It is on! Production on the God Burger sequel is scheduled for May
The Columbus, Ohio native is also the first regular cast member born after the show’s 1975 premiere.
Mitchell was the original cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy All That for its five seasons from 1994 to 1999.
During the series, he was often paired with Thompson, most notably the sketch Mavis and Clavis.
It was his role as Ed in the All That sketch that sparked the 1997 Good Burger movie.