The Jackass films may be dumb, but they managed to gain a lot of box office credit after the release of their reunion film Jackass Forever. Though fans are sure they don’t want to see the older members hurting themselves anymore, Paramount+ may be looking to further capitalize on the pain of the crew.
According to Variety, Paramount+ wants to move forward with a renewed Jackass series. Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish said during the company’s earnings call, “Based off the success of ‘Jackass Forever,’ we’re working with the creators to continue the partnership with a new series, bringing even more ridiculous antics straight to Paramount+.”
While some fans would expect that the old crew will be back performing stunts on themselves, it’s very likely that this show will be focusing on a new crew of Jackasses. The movie actually saw new cast members like Rachel Wolfson, Sean “Poopies” McInerney, and Jasper Dolphin fitting in with the crew, so maybe they would have them (plus a few others) doing some stunts, and maybe have an appearance from an original cast member every once in a while.
Admittedly, the absence of Bam Margera kind of felt like there was a shadow looming over the happy reunion; but while I am hopeful they manage to mend fences in the future, maybe a return to the self-hurting silliness of Jackass may not be helpful for Margera. But honestly, a Jackass movie isn’t complete without some over-the-top prank on Bam’s parents.
No release date has been announced for Paramount’s Jackass renewal.