Tina Fey has addressed rumours about the return of comedy series 30 Rock.
Earlier this month, Jane Krakowski – who played Jenna Maroney in the NBC show – said a revival “would be a dream come true”, adding there had “definitely been talk and conversations” about bringing it back.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (April 19), Fey discussed how the rumours began. “We were on the red carpet for the Broadway opening [of Mean Girls] and someone was like, ‘Would you ever do a 30 Rock reboot?'” she said. “And I was like, ‘Maybe.’ And, like, a little bit of that is on me. I must be so thirsty for internet attention, I was like, ‘Maybe.'”
She continued to say she would “never do a straight reboot because that would be too easy.” “We’re trying to think of a way to do something,” she explained. “Should we do a prequel like Muppet Babies, or set in a dystopian future where there’s a lot of robot sex?”
30 Rock ran for seven seasons from 2006 to 2013, and was loosely based on Fey’s experiences working on SNL. As well as Fey and Krakowski, the show’s cast also included Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander, and Katrina Bowden.
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt previously spoke about the possibility of bringing 30 Rock back, saying last August that he had spoken to Tina Fey about it.
“I’d say to Tina, ‘Hey, you think some more 30 Rock makes any sense?’ She’d say, ‘I don’t know, maybe.’”