From a Nate Jacobs origin story to figuring out whether Florence Pugh stayed in her boyfriend-killing cult, here are the movies and series we need more of.
With every horror fanatic practically foaming at the mouth from the release of the trailer for A24’s X prequel, Pearl, we couldn’t help but wonder… what else is out there? What burning questions have we had all this time that have been left neglected and unanswered? Who, in our heart of hearts, are we desperate to get more original screen-time of? Let’s just say this: it didn’t take long to compile a list. Whether it be checking in on everyone’s favourite CGI vampire-human baby to figuring out whether Florence Pugh stayed in her boyfriend-killing cult, we have rounded up the series and films we need a prequel, sequel or total remaking of.
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We already know what you’re going to say. And yes, while the five instalments of the The Twilight Saga may have been enough to quench even the most thirsty of vampire lovers, here at Wonderland, we are far from satisfied. For one, what happened to Renesmee? Did she really never grow past 17? What were the meet-the-parents-style dinners like with Jacob and Edward? Does Jacob still call her Nessie? Whilst the promise of an all-too idyllic forever might have been enough to tie up the tumultuous journey of Edward and Bella, we believe a whole sequel based on the human-vampire hybrid is needed — and we need Charlie Swan and his rifle on standby at all times.
It’s nothing new, but if we have to go the rest of our lives without seeing some form of a future within the nation’s favourite friendship group, we would consider it a life lived wrong. With the finale of Friends’ tenth season leaving a pitiful end to the story arch of Joey Tribbiani, and a painfully short amount of screen time with Monica finally becoming a mother, we simply need one episode – if only an hour-long one – to appease our Friends related shortcomings. And though the recent reunion may have made the possibility of this feel dead in the water, we know that stranger things have definitely happened…
Euphoria never shies away from a background story. Every main character has at least once been matched with their mini doppelgänger to flesh out their stories — a quality that has helped to garner the unimaginable hype around the HBO series. But when thinking of Nate Jacobs, who possesses more layers than any villain we have ever encountered, we cannot fathom how much time we would need to process his backstory — unless we had a prequel series based on the birth of his volatile and violent tendencies.
Remaking: Sex and the City
We won’t deny that And Just Like That tried its hardest to rewrite the politically outdated narratives often explored in SJP’s Sex and the City, but in all honesty, we believe the entire franchise could do with a less in-your-face lift — with Samantha Jones’ spirit pumping throughout. A remaking of the series where bisexuality is a norm as opposed to a plot twist, gender fluidity is ingrained as opposed to dissected would quite possibly become the handbook to life our generation is craving.
Though Killing Eve saw the stratospheric rise of Jodie Comer, it also saw a wish-we-hadn’t-watched-the-last-series demise of Villanelle. And while we are still very much recovering from the end of the season’s final curtain, we have found ourselves somewhat at peace at the thought of a Villanelle prequel — and we hope Comer is game.
Naturally, us writers fell head over heels for the rose-tinted view of the journalism world displayed in Netflix’s iconic series, The Bold Type. But there was one character in particular that we were left wanting more of: the indisputably iconic Jacqueline Carlyle. Having fluctuated from the most respected woman in the business to passing her Editor-in-Chief baton onto Kat, it almost felt that we missed out on the feisty underbelly of the character — something which would make for one hell of a prequel.
Sequel: Everything I Know About Love
A series that graced BBC iPlayer this year was the televised version of Dolly Alderton’s widely-acclaimed biography: Everything I Know About Love. Though there might be the full story tied into pages at any nearby bookstore, the end of the first season of the show has sparked feelings anew. Slightly differing from the plot of the book, we simply cannot wait for another instalment of antics at Maggie’s cosy Camden flat.
Not one for the fainthearted, we understand that most people who managed to sit through the whole of Midsommar are not likely nor wanting to return. Nonetheless, when putting the disturbing pit at the base of your stomach to the side, there is still so much left unknown about Florence Pugh and her fate after the Swedish mid-summer festival. Is she still under the influence of the cult? Did Pelle lure any other unsuspecting students out there to meet a similar fate? BRB, hopping on a call to Ari Aster as we speak.