For those of us who grew up watching cartoons on ABC’s One Saturday Morning, the show Recess will likely sound familiar. Featuring a gang of friends (who were really just misfits) and all their adventures at their very unique Elementary School, Recess aired alongside other classic hits such as Pepper Ann, Doug, 101 Dalmations, and more. While Recess itself did get its very own feature film a while back, a fan-made project is now about to air.
The project, which is in no way shape or form connected to Disney, features talent from shows like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Deadly Class. Below is an actual synopsis of the not for profit film. Make of it what you will.
“Picture 10-year-old you sitting in front of the TV, watching TJ, Spinelli, Gretchen, Vince, Mikey, Gus, Randall, the Ashleys and the rest of the colourful cast at 3rd Street Elementary School getting up to their usual hi-jinks. You lay your head to rest that night and dream about being part of this group and then awake 20 years later and think: ‘Hey, I wonder what happened to the Recess gang when they went to high school?’ Well, YOU’RE WELCOME, because we’re here to answer that question for you!”
This new take on Recess is directed by Jerome Yoo (of Charmed fame) and produced by Kent Donguines. Zlatina Pacheva co-wrote the screenplay alongside Yoo. So who will take on the roles of the five now grown-up Recess Gang? Our boy TJ will be played by Benjamin Wadsworth (Deadly Class), Sean Depner as Mikey, Louriza Tronco will play Spinelli (The Order), Lillian Doucet-Roche as Gretchen, Gus will be played by Clive Holloway and Vince will be played by Fritzy-Klevans Destine. Everyone’s favorite snitch Randall will be played by Adam DiMarco.
What about The Ashleys?
Remember the famous girl clique who made their debut long before Mean Girls? Well, they are also in the new film. Sydney Scotia, Brenna Llewellyn, Kelcey Mawema and Emillja Baranac (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) will portray them. I can’t wait to see that come to life to be quite honest.
You can catch the fan film next month when it makes its debut online for free. Who would have thought that an Indiegogo Campaign would lead to this? Hopefully, it looks as good as it sounds.