For Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey, Movies Are the New TV Revival

Netflix's El Camino shows new path forward as the revival craze loses luster

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Early last year, the revival craze was in full swing among networks. Will & Grace returned to much success on NBC, Fox was rolling out a second revival season of The X-Files, CBS had placed a straight-to-series order for Murphy Brown, and ABC was preparing for Roseanne’s big return. That left other networks and studios looking for their own opportunities to jump on the revival bandwagon.

Just a year and a half later, however, a straight-up TV revival has started to lose its luster.



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