Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on all nine seasons of Seinfeld, weighed in on rumors of a reunion or revival of the 90s series. This is after series star and co-creator Jerry Seinfeld seemed to tease a possible new project for the classic show last month.
“There is only one reason for that rumor,” Alexander revealed in an interview with Extra. “Apparently, at the end of some stand-up thing, [Seinfeld] went, ‘Larry [David] and I are thinking of something.’ Good for you. I don’t know anything about it… No one called me. Apparently, they don’t need George.”
Alexander also stressed that his other Seinfeld costars seem equally clueless about the rumor. “They may not need Elaine, because Julia [Louis-Dreyfus] and I went, ‘Do you know anything about this? I don’t know anything about this,’ and I just talked to Michael [Richards] the other day and I don’t think he knew anything about it,” Alexander pointed out.
Indeed, Louis-Dreyfus also admitted she knew nothing of a Seinfeld reunion. “I just saw [that news] last night,” the Veep star recently told The Guardian. “And I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about.”
Why ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion Rumors are Flying
The chain of events began during Jerry’s recent stage appearance at the Wang Theater in Boston last month. Discussing the iconic show’s somewhat controversial ending, Jerry teased, “Well, I have a little secret for you about the ending. But I can’t really tell it because it is a secret.”
“Here’s what I’ll tell you, OK, but you can’t tell anybody,” Jerry added. “Something is going to happen that has to do with that ending. Hasn’t happened yet. And just what you are thinking about, [we] have also been thinking about it. So you’ll see, we’ll see.”
Jason Alexander Has Participated in ‘Seinfeld’ Reunions Before
Thanks to reruns and streaming, Seinfeld remains one of the most popular shows of the 90s. However, the series finale, which attracted 76.3 million viewers, left some fans disappointed. In the controversial episode, Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer finally face the consequences of their cynical natures. They are arrested and put on trial for joking about someone in distress instead of helping them. The series concluded with the main characters in prison.
Seinfeld aired on NBC from 1989 to 1998. Although the core cast did reunite for a fictional reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, the beloved sitcom itself was never officially revived. Notably, Alexander reprised his role as George on Seinfeld’s interview show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2014.
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