The iCarly reboot was Paramount+’s second most-watched original series in 2021, according to Deadline, which is no surprise given how heavily it leaned into the nostalgia factor Gen Z is crazy about while successfully growing up, just as they have. Original series favorites Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainer, and Nathan Kress are all returning (naturally), as are reboot newcomers Laci Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett.
From the release date to guest stars to the number of episodes and everything in between, here’s everything you need to know about season two before it drops.
Season 2 of the iCarly reboot is coming, but we don’t have a release date or an episode count…Yet.
Paramount+ announced the renewal of the “massive hit” via Instagram during the summer of 2021, and season two started filming in October, according to the iCarly Twitter account. There’s no word on the release date so far, but seeing as the first season dropped in June of 2021, summer of 2022 seems like a safe bet to make while we await confirmation.
The first season also clocked in at 13 episodes, another safe bet to make for season two.
did you miss us? pic.twitter.com/aqjy8g0xDo— iCarly (@iCarly) October 8, 2021
Sam and Gibby aren’t going to be making appearances, but at least one other familiar face will return to the cast.
Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam in the original series, has since quit acting. She discussed her motivations for stepping back on an episode of her podcast in the months leading up to its premiere, according to Bustle. She later elaborated specifically on her experiences on iCarly, and while it doesn’t seem like she’s ruled out a return to acting completely, it won’t be on the reboot, as confirmed by her representation to Newsweek.
As for Noah Munck, who played Gibby, Distractify reports that he also opened up about his strained relationship with the show on a 2017 episode of the podcast OYC. He said, “Maybe one day I’ll have a better relationship with it, and who knows, I’ll come back,” but so far there have been no indications that he’s changed his mind.
But we do have confirmation of one new return this season – none other than Lewbert, the doorman of Bushwell Plaza. Actor Jeremy Rowley confirmed via his Instagram on November 12th that he was back on set, so it’s safe to say there are some minorly uncomfortable screaming matches to look forward to.
Miranda Cosgrove told Distractify “that fans can expect appearances from more people from the original series who didn’t make it into Season 1, which she is ‘super excited’ about.” I, for one, am holding out hope for T-Bo to return – I need to know what meal we’re putting on a stick this year – but no one else has been confirmed so far.
Nevel may make a reappearance, too.
In an interview with Insider prior to the renewal, actor Reed Alexander – who is now a finance reporter with the publication – teased that “[Nevel’s] always lurking.” While his episode in season one seemed to wrap up his plotline pretty well, he went on to say, “It’s 2021 and Nevel’s still trying to get revenge. So, that tells you everything you need to know about his disposition.” While nothing has been confirmed here, either, it’s definitely a possibility to look forward to
Josh and Megan are reuniting… kind of.
Miranda first teased that Josh Peck could be featured in season two in an interview with E! News in December of 2021, saying, “I think there’s a really good chance that he’s gonna be in the second season that we’re filming right now.”
Just a few days later, People confirmed that he would be making an appearance this season, guest-starring as Carly’s manager. When the news broke, Paramount+ shared these set photos on Instagram.
Plus, this crossover we didn’t know to hope to for.
Other confirmed guest stars include several fan favorites from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Scarlet Envy, Monique Heart, Rosé, and Kandy Muse will all make an appearance next season, as announced by RuPaul’s Twitter account.
The trailer for season two isn’t out yet.
But you can check out set photos, teasers, and more on iCarly’s Twitter account in the meantime.
Stream season two on Paramount+.
When the time finally comes, the iCarly reboot will be streaming exclusively on Paramount+.
In the meantime, catch up on old episodes on Paramount+.
You can catch up on the original series’ first two seasons on Netflix until February 8th, and you can catch up on the full original series on Paramount+ now. Of course, season one of the reboot is also available to stream on Paramount+.