The OC creator explains why a streaming restart won’t happen

The teen drama television series That’s OK was a hit in the mid-2000s, but despite the popularity and demand for more, there are no plans for a reboot, according to creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

The OC creators will leave the show where it is

Speaking to Deadline during a recent appearance on the Crew Call Podcast, the pair were asked about a possible reboot of the series for streaming platforms. Schwartz has been pretty open about his not believing there will be a reboot of The OC at all, saying that a series like Gossip Girl – which Schwartz and Savage also developed – has a bigger reason to come back than The O.C.

“I don’t think we’re going to do that,” Schwartz said. “You know, we were producers on this Gossip Girl reboot that ran on HBO Max for a couple of seasons. That felt more like it had some sort of… there was a franchise for Gossip Girl, there’s an anonymous blogger who kind of chronicles the lives of those characters in New York.

“And I think The OC was really just tailored for those characters, and it feels like we made something. We’re really thankful that 20 years later people are still watching the show and still wanting to talk about the show. And we will just leave it at that.”

Originally released in 2003, The OC told the story of a group of friends in Orange County, California. Starring Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowen, Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody and others, the series was a hit for Fox when it aired and became one of the most popular dramas of the mid-2000s. Widely recognized as a pop culture phenomenon, the series ran for four seasons before ending in 2007.