It’s no secret that revivals are all the rage right now. From the upcoming Beverly Hills: 90210 and Mad About You continuations to the controversial Clueless remake and the return of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, what’s old is new again in Hollywood.
So when Wilson Bethel was in Toronto on Thursday promoting his upcoming fall series All Rise at the CTV Upfront, we couldn’t help but ask him his thoughts on a return to Bluebell with a potential Hart of Dixie revival.
“I don’t see why not. Yeah, I would love to—nothing would make me happier than to work with all of those folks again. Some of them are some of my dearest friends,” the actor, who played bad boy Wade Kinsella on the series, said. “That show was a real highlight of my career and I would love to do that.”
As fans will recall, Hart of Dixie starred Rachel Bilson as the New York doctor Zoe Hart, who moved to Alabama for work and wound up running her own practice. It ran for four seasons from 2011-15, and one of the (many) reasons to watch was the relationship between Zoe and Wade—dubbed by those of us who loyally tuned in as “Zade.”
The entire series ended with Zoe and Wade tying the knot in front of the town, just as Zoe went into labour with their baby. It was a picturesque ending for sure, however, it’s also an ending that we’d love to pick up on now that a few years have passed.
“If we’re talking about an actual timeline, Wade is the dad of a three or four-year-old now, so that’s a scary thought—Wade as a dad!” Bethel added, saying he’d love to see what that looks like.
For now, we’re content knowing that Bethel will have lots to do on the small screen as one of the leads in the new ensemble legal drama All Rise. There he plays a prosecuting attorney named Mark who has a slightly shady past, thanks to his Mafia-involved father.
“There’s a really nice balance in the pilot in the way he’s presented,” Bethel explained. “At first he’s this fast-talking, a little bit of a hot-shot lawyer who maybe fits the slightly more traditional mould of what you’d expect from a prosecutor. But then by the end of the pilot you also get this sense of a slightly wrong-side-of-the-tracks past that he comes from and he’s got some rough edges that I really appreciate.”
Considering Wade’s rough edges were what we loved about that character, we’re going to go out on a limb and say that we’ll appreciate them with this new character too.