Since the wrap of CBS’s “The Nanny” in 1999, a sitcom created by and starring Fran Drescher, the Queens native has been focusing on her advocacy for healthcare, being a cancer survivor herself. She’s an LGBT activist and president of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, she’s been on Broadway, but she’ll always be Miss Fine.
And maybe, just maybe, she’ll be the nanny once more. Drescher has been considering a reboot of her sitcom since last year, but now she’s teasing talks and a project that could just be the reunion of the century.
"We're working on a very big project. It's going to be very exciting for the fans, but I'm not at liberty to announce it yet. But it's gonna be big,” she told Entertainment Tonight earlier this week.
The rumored reboot would stay true to the 20-year jump from the last episode, so Drescher’s hoping that they’ll explore where the characters would be today -- Fine, she said, would probably be “opening her big Queens mouth for the greater good."
For those unfamiliar with the Jewish gal from Flushing, Drescher played a cosmetologist-turned-nanny who found herself living in a Manhattan millionaire’s mansion caring for his three high-society children. The show played with social class boundaries and self-expression and definitely wouldn’t be out of place in today’s pop culture.
But the best part of the show had to be Fran’s outfits. Whether they reflected Drescher or Fine, I don’t care, but the mini dresses, extravagant coats and knee-to-thigh-high boots need to grace our screens once more, even if Drescher is now in her 60s.
Also, we need Niles, live-in butler and resident shade king. I won’t rest until Daniel Davis is officially signed on for this.