Fran Drescher Teases Possibility of ‘The Nanny’ Film Adaptation

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In this era of more streaming services, there’s always room for another comeback. And this comeback may take place in Flushing, Queens, and feature one prominent nasal-y voice.

That’s right, The Nanny movie very well could be coming your way soon. This, of course, will be based on the popular 1990s sitcom that featured Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish fashionista who becomes a nanny for British high society in New York.

There’s already been a musical, but this won’t be that, Drescher said.

“There’s some talk about maybe a movie… we’re in the talking stage now with our parent company, Sony,” Drescher told Entertainment Tonight. “It won’t be a musical and the musical is going to be set in the ’90s as was the series. The movie will probably be more in the present and incorporate new characters.”

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In other words, The Nanny movie is expected to pick up right where the sitcom left off when concluding its run in 1999.

Per ET’s Mekishana Pierre‍:

“If the film were to bring the Sheffields into the present day, fans would get to meet the adult versions of Fran and Maxwell’s (Charles Shaughnessy) twins, Jonah Samuel and Eve Catherine.”

Drescher, 65, actually created the original show, along with then-husband Peter Marc Jacobsen, who also produced the show. The couple divorced in 1999, but are back working together. That includes not just the movie, but the musical version of The Nanny, announced a couple of years ago.

Drescher described Fine as the rest of America saw her, and Fine’s personality was undoubtedly a reason behind the show’s popularity in its heyday.

“Besides being an amazing dresser and a sweet, loving, warmhearted, authentic human being, (Fine was) unabashedly, unapologetic about who she was and it’s a great example for us all,” Drescher said.

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