‘Good Burger’ Sequel Starring Kenan & Kel Greenlit By Paramount+
Streaming in general has been on the nostalgia wagon for some time now, with Paramount+ being no exception. It has just been revealed that the platform has greenlit a Good Burger sequel starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell.
According to Deadline, Thompson and Mitchell will be reprising their respective roles as Dexter Reed and Ed from the ’90s-kid classic, which came out more than 25 years ago.
“I can’t believe it’s been a little over 25 years since great customer service was born at Good Burger! Being a part of something so many generations of people have come to love has made me so proud and now to be back where it all began working on the sequel is surreal,” said Thompson. “Love performing with my brother Kel and can’t wait to show the fans what these characters have been up to since we last saw them.”
“Ed is one of those timeless characters that has brought so much joy and laughter to fans, and it’s such a beautiful blessing to still be doing it after all these years. It’s super awesome to come back and continue the stories of Dex, Ed and Good Burger for both the people who grew up watching and their kids,” said Mitchell.
Kenan & Kel’s Good Burger characters first debuted in the Nickelodeon sketch-comedy show All That, which ran for 10 seasons, airing from 1994 to 2005.
Thompson and Mitchell became the show’s breakout stars after appearing in the first five seasons of the show. The original sketches focused on Mitchell as Ed, a clueless teenage cashier working at Good Burger. The 1997 film added Thompson in as Dexter, an unmotivated fellow employee who teams up with Ed to save the fast-food joint from closing.
According to the Paramount+ logline, Good Burger 2 will see Dexter “down on his luck after another one of his inventions fails. Ed welcomes Dex back to Good Burger with open arms and gives him his old job back. With a new crew working at Good Burger, Dex devises a plan to get back on his feet but unfortunately puts the fate of Good Burger at risk once again.”
So far there is no word on whether any of the original film’s supporting cast, including cameos, will be returning for the sequel. Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert are returning to write the screenplay for Good Burger 2.
Phil Traill (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/The Middle) will direct the film, which will begin production in May and will premiere later this year on Paramount+.