Good Burger 2 Officially Announced, Kenan Thompson Issues Statement
After months of rumors and fans hoping it would happen, a sequel to the 1997 film Good Burger starring Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell has officially been greenlit at Paramount+.
The news was revealed by both Thompson and Mitchell during Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, with Mitchell excitedly yelling out the catchphrase “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger,” before announcing the news.
According to a report from Variety, filming on the project will begin in May, with the plans to debut it on their Paramount+ streaming service sometime in 2023.
“I can’t believe it’s been a little over 25 years since great customer service was born at Good Burger!” Thompson said in a statement. “Being a part of something so many generations of people have come to love has made me so proud and now to be back where it all began working on the sequel is surreal! Love performing with my brother Kel and can’t wait to show the fans what these characters have been up to since we last saw them.”
The concept of Good Burger originally came from the Nickelodeon sketch series All That and saw Mitchell star as Ed, an employee at a fast food restaurant known as Good Burger. The sketch became so popular that it became a film in 1997, starring both Thompson and Mitchell as employees of the fast food chain that find themselves wrapped up in a large conspiracy. The film didn’t make a ton of money but did become a cult classic.
While it’s unclear what the Good Burger 2 plot will feature, Mitchell did have some ideas of what it could be last year. In an interview with ComingSoon, Mitchell teased the possibility of Ed running Good Burger now and seeing “a whole new generation” of employees working in the store.
“I definitely think Ed would be running the place at this point. So, how chaotic or funny that would be with him running Good Burger and managing it,” Mitchell said. “I think them looking for [and] seeing these new employees that are there now, with a whole new generation, I think would be really dope too. Having that and them having new adventures throughout that, trying to show these other workers how to get through and them learning them and navigating their stories within it.”