Will There Be a ‘Drake and Josh’ Reboot? Drake Bell Teases Reunion with Josh Peck

Back in the day, Drake & Josh was a solid comedy on Nickelodeon. Could the series, which starred Drake Bell and Josh Peck, finally be getting the reboot treatment? Bell recently commented that the pair are working on something together.

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Drake & Josh was a huge hit for the network

Drake & Josh might have had a pretty basic premise — how two teens managed their new blended family (Drake’s mom married Josh’s father and they moved into Drake’s house), but the show quickly became a big hit for Nickelodeon.

The new stepbrothers had to share a room and their very different personalities of course spurred some hijinks, often taken to the next level when Drake’s sister Megan was involved.

The show ran from 2004 through 2007 and included two TV movies, Drake & Josh Go Hollywood and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh. Fans have been patiently waiting for a Drake & Josh reunion since then.

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Did Drake Bell and Josh Peck have a falling out?

After the show ended, the stars went on to do other projects with both continuing their acting careers. Bell lent his voice to a number of shows and movies, including the animated TV show Ultimate Spider-Man, and also continued to pursue a music career. Peck also appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, most notably the Ice Age movies and the TV series Grandfathered.

Bell and Peck’s friendship seemed to be in question, however, when Bell wasn’t invited to Peck’s wedding in 2017 and he took to Twitter to share his hurt feelings. At the time, Bell tweeted: “When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear. True colors have come out today. Message is loud and clear. Ties are officially cut. I’ll miss you brotha.”

He added: “Loyalty is key. ALWAYS remember where you came from.”

The TV brothers made peace

Peck and Bell reunited at the VMAs later that year, a moment that Peck vlogged about, and everything seemed back on track for the pair of TV bros.

In a 2018 interview with Digital Spy, Bell explained how they worked through it all, noting, “We talked about it and I was like, ‘Dude I’m just a little bummed’, and he was like, ‘Honestly, first of all I didn’t think you’d wanna come, secondly, it was such a nightmare putting it all together, and scheduling and invitations, and then I just let my wife handle it all.'”

Bell further noted that Peck explained: “‘there were only like 30 or 40 people there, it wasn’t some big thing’. He goes, ‘I have friends that I’m with every day that weren’t even there’. So it was just this little thing where I was like, ‘Yeah OK, whatever.'”

Bell addresses the possibility of a Drake & Josh reboot

Fans understandably would love to see Drake Bell and Josh Peck reunite for a Drake & Josh reboot. During a recent red carpet appearance at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, Bell was asked about a Drake & Josh TV reunion and he happily teased that something is in the works.

He told PEOPLE: “We’re working on something. I’m excited. I think we have a great idea.”

Bell continued: “[The show] is going to be way more creative, way cooler than just you know the college years or something like that. We knew that if we were ever going to come back, it’s got to be something cool. I’m excited to see what the fans think.”