Fans devastated as iCarly revival series ends on massive cliffhanger after being canceled
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Fans of the iCarly reboot have been left devastated after the series ended on a cliffhanger.
Now, don't get me wrong, a cliffhanger ending isn't always a bad thing.
Sometimes it can be a witty or clever way to leave the audience wanting more, or simply leave things open for a potential sequel.
Some cliffhangers are brilliant, such as the literal cliffhanger at the end of The Italian Job, concluding with Michael Caine's iconic line 'I've got a great idea'.
But suffice to say that fans do not think that the ending for the iCarly revival series falls into this category.
The show had its first episode in 2021, rebooting the popular Nickelodeon series that ran from 2007-2012.
Some of the cast reprised their roles from the initial series, including Miranda Cosgrove (Carly), Jerry Trainor (Spencer), and Nathan Kress (Freddie).
The original series had followed the characters as they tried to set up a webcast while grappling with everyday problems and adventures.
In the new series, Carly, Spencer, and Freddie must now navigate the trials and tribulations of adult life including, work, love, and family.
Despite a warm reception, the revival was canceled by Paramount after running for just three seasons.
A Paramount+ spokesperson said: “The series had a great three-season run and delivered on what fans really wanted to see with Carly and Freddie finally getting together.
“We want to thank the entire cast, the writers, directors and producers along with the whole crew for their dedication, creativity and talent.”
The finale of the third season ends with a pretty substantial tease.
** Warning - Spoilers ahead **
Spencer and Carly see their absent mother arriving on the scene, though we don't know who the mother is.
And now, we never will.
Suffice to say, fans were not happy at the prospect of never getting to meet the mom.
They took to social media to express their discontent at the cliffhanger.
One, who clearly hasn't seen the final season of Game of Thrones, wrote: "That’s literally the worst ending in history."
Another was more tactful, posting: "Deserved a fourth season but was genuinely good fr a reboot."
A third replied: "This is how you know the people that run these streaming services don’t have a creative bone in their bodies why would anyone wanna watch an entire series and have it end like this????"
A fourth wrote: "I stopped watching after season 1 but I really wish networks would stop cancelling shows on cliffhangers man."