iCarly actor Drew Roy teases his revival show return as Griffin, Pee Wee Babies collector and Carly’s ex-boyfriend
ICARLY star Drew Roy, who played Griffin in the original Nickelodeon show, teased he’s returning for the new Paramount Plus revival series.
The 35-year-old actor announced he was “invited back” with a few photos from set, just one day before the new season of the show premiered on Thursday.
Starring Miranda Cosgrove (Carly), Jennette McCurdy (Sam), Nathan Kress (Freddie), and Jerry Trainor (Spencer), the original Nick sitcom aired from 2007 to 2012 and followed the hijinks of friends making a web show.
All but Jennette are part of the revival cast, as she has quit the acting industry.
Aside from the iCarly leads, many of the recurring actors and guest stars are coming back to reprise their roles, giving fans an extra dose of nostalgia, and Drew teased that he’s one of those returning.
To share the exciting news with fans, he shared a snap of himself in a face mask, posing inside of Spencer’s apartment, right next to the character’s iconic soda bottle robot (Bottle Bot), which was re-created for the revival.
Drew also teased the return of Griffin, Pee Wee Babies collector and Carly’s ex-boyfriend, with a photo of him around all of the camera and film equipment, his face mask still present.
The third shot showed off his whole face, as he wored a clear face shield, and more of his look for the day, which wasa black jacket and a gray marble T-shirt, which fans will notice is very reminiscent of his character’s original look.
The actor captioned the post: “Flashback, no. Reboot… oh yeah! iCouldn’t have been more excited to get invited back.
“Who can name the show? Let the robot guide you. New season premiers tomorrow. Details to come later. #paramountplus”
Drew only appeared a couple times, in season 2’s iDate a Bad Boy two-part special and season 3’s iBeat the Heat, but he became a fan-favorite on the show, with his and Miranda’s characters earning the ship name Criffin.
Carly had an enemies-to-lovers relationship with bad boy Griffin – disliking him in the beginning but soon falling for him and kissing him after her brother Spencer took him under his wing.
The pair’s chemistry didn’t last long, though, as he invited her back to his house and Carly discovered his obsession with Pee Wee Babies, a parody of Beanie Babies.
He later overheard her joking about it with her best friend Sam and they end up breaking up.
Griffin, who’s also Carly’s neighbor, returned for one more episode when there’s a power outage during a heat wave and Carly has a generator and powerful air conditioner.
Her ex showed up with his entire Pee Wee Babies collection because he was worried the heat might ruin them if left in his apartment.
Fans showed their excitement about Griffin’s teased return in the comments section, with one writing: “OMG YES!!!!! GRIFFIN IS BACK! ICarly, I’m so excited!”
Another said: “Great but you’ll be back with your peewee babies ??? 😂❤️”
A third asked: “Will Carly and griffin get back together and is griffin still a bad boy”
After his stint on iCarly, Drew went on to play another popualr love interest, this time on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, where he played Miley’s boyfriend Jesse.
The father of two, who shares sons Jack and Levi with his wife Renee Roy, later starred on Falling Skies as Hal Mason and The Last Ship as Christos.
The actor's also a pilot and first teased his iCarly return in May with a clip of him in plane.
Referencing the show and his Pee Wee Babies, he captioned it: “Taking a quick detour from the usual this week. #WestCoastWasCalling #MemoryLane #RevivalTime… 🐧🐥🐙”
The first three season 1 episodes of the iCarly Paramount Plus revival released on Thursday, with a new one being added each week.
Details on when Drew's Griffin will make an appearance and for how many episodes has not yet been revealed.
Some of the other guest and recurring stars from the original series coming back include Reed Alexander (Nevel) and Danielle Morrow (Nora).
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