Nickelodeon fans, get ready for some nostalgia because Paramount+ is bringing back the iconic comedy movie Good Burger with a sequel. The original stars, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, are reprising their roles as Dexter and Ed, respectively, after more than 25 years since the first Good Burger movie was released. The upcoming movie will begin production in May, and fans can expect it to be released on Paramount+ later in 2023.
In an interview, Kenan Thompson shared his excitement for the upcoming movie, saying, "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!". Kel Mitchell added, "Ed is one of those timeless characters that has brought so much joy and laughter to fans... 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."
The original movie was a box office success, grossing just under $24 million with a reported budget of $8 million. The new movie's story revolves around Dexter, who is back at Good Burger after struggling to make it with his inventions, putting the future of the restaurant in jeopardy. However, with the help of Ed and a new crew, fans can expect lots of shenanigans, laughs, and nostalgia. The original writers Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, who also worked on All That, will serve as writers and executive producers on the sequel. Joining them as a writer will be James III, and Phil Traill will direct the upcoming movie. Nickelodeon Studios will produce the film.
Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming, expressed her excitement for the upcoming movie, saying, "We’re thrilled to take audiences’ orders for more laughter and adventures with the Good Burger crew. Good Burger 2 will be a great addition to our 2023 programming slate and is sure to serve up everything All That fans and new viewers alike will enjoy." Fans of Good Burger can look forward to the return of the iconic duo and even more laughs in this hilarious new adventure. So, get your burgers and fries ready for this upcoming movie on Paramount+.