Great news for fans of nostalgia. We’re in the midst of a resurgence of many things from the past. Lizzie McGuire, My Chemical Romance and Mötley Crüe have all made comebacks recently and now we might be getting the mother of them all: Hannah Montana.
According to Billy Ray Cyrus, a spin-off prequel may be in the works.
Hannah Montana began airing in 2006 and produced four incredible seasons and two movies before ending in 2011. That doesn’t include the numerous radio hits and best-selling albums. Hannah Montana was, of course, played by Miley Cyrus and the persona skyrocketed her career into the stratosphere.
Speaking with HollywoodLife, Billy Ray Cyrus talked about how they’re working on something involving the pop star.
“They’re talking about doing a prequel, which to me, I would do that in a heartbeat,” Billy Ray said. “Because that means I get to get my mullet back.”
“I think there’s a whole story that led up to Miley becoming Hannah Montana,” Billy continued.
Billy Ray is right. Playing Miley’s father in the show, Billy Ray’s character was Robby Stewart. He himself was a famous country star with the persona Robby Ray, but needed to look after his two children Miley and Jackson after the death of their mother.
Billy Ray spoke about how originally he told them to cast someone else for the role of Miley’s father because he thought he would blow it.
“They had cast me as her dad, and I said, ‘They should get a real actor. I don’t want to mess that show up. They should get a real actor to play her dad, because this is a great script and a great concept,” Billy Ray said. “‘It’s going to blow Miley up. It’s going to be big.’”
If this is just a spin-off, there is no telling whether or not Miley Cyrus will actually make an appearance, especially if it is a prequel but we cannot imagine Hannah Montana without at least a cameo by her.
We’re just glad to know that some people are still championing the cause of Hannah Montana.
Billy Ray Cyrus never seems to fade from the spotlight but he was especially high in 2019 due to Lil Nas X’s remix of “Old Town Road.” The video was the No. 1 overall watched video of the year. It was such a hit that Billy Ray, Lil Nas X and the song were just featured in a Doritos commercial at the Super Bowl. Another notable Doritos star this year was Post Malone in this hilarious commercial.
Fingers crossed that Billy Ray’s star status pushes this Hannah Montana production along because we can’t wait to put on our old blue jeans and shout “The Best of Both Worlds” at the top of our lungs.
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