The ABC’s beloved ’90s Saturday morning staple Recovery is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary, so its iconic hosts, the inimitable Dylan Lewis and Jane Gazzo, are hitting the road.
As The Herald Sun reports, a stage version of Recovery is presently in the works, as Lewis and Gazzo continue their calls for it to return to television and fill the hole it left back in 1998.
Lewis, Gazzo, and Leigh Whannell, who served as the show’s movie critic before going on to find Hollywood fame with Saw, will celebrate the show’s 1996 premiere with a “series of events”.
“It’s in development,” Gazzo told News Corp. “It’s at the talks stage.” According to Gazzo, promoters have approached the original Recovery crew with the prospect of doing a one-off stage show.
There will also be a Recovery special on Rage, though both Lewis and Gazzo are hoping for a full-time return. “It was such a milestone, cult show. It had incredible reach, power and influence,” said Gazzo.
“It’s well and truly time for a show like Recovery to be present on our televisions — with us would be best, but even without us, it needs a spot. There are no shows on TV for bands to play or promote their music,” said Lewis.
Lewis, a qualified teacher, had no TV experience when he scored a job on Recovery. “I wasn’t trying to be on telly by any means. It was never an aspiration. I had a passion for music, which remains to this day,” he said.
If Recovery does indeed make a return to Saturday mornings, we can only hope and pray that it will mean a return for Monkey Magic as well. Fingers crossed!