Why the Olympics Accidentally Sparked Hannah Montana Reboot Rumors
The Rio Olympics are in full swing, with all of us at home (including celebs) cheering on the athletes as hard as their families in the stands (have you seen baby Boomer Phelps and Aly Raisman’s parents, because OMG!). And while you may be caught up in the medal count and fierce competition (and who isn’t?!), a different sort of excitement has been stirred up by the international games: Buzz of a Hannah Montana reboot.
When #HannahMiley started trending on Twitter this past weekend, fans of Miley Cyrus’ career-making show became giddy with excitement. Hoping this meant a possible reboot was in the works in the vein of the wildly anticipated Gilmore Girls, they didn’t quite get the news they were hoping for.
Instead of a return to Miley’s days having “the best of both worlds,” Hannah Miley was actually referring to the British Olympic swimmer. Hannah competed in the 400-meter individual medley final, and while she failed to grab the bronze by a mere 0.15 of a second (oof!), the swimmer caused some serious buzz on Twitter… and with that came the confusion.
— Allen Wallace (@allenwallace) August 7, 2016
'Hannah Miley' is trending and I thought it had something to do with a Hannah Montana comeback.. Tad dissapointed ngl
— Lucy Simmons (@SimmonsLucy) August 7, 2016
Then, of course, came the jokes.
Oh I really hope Hannah Miley has an alter ego named Montana Cyrus.
— sara (@sarrible) August 7, 2016
With Hannah competing again today, we’re sure to see the confusion keep buzzing. Perhaps it will give the folks behind Hannah Montana a nudge toward an actual reboot.
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(Photos via Ker Robertson/Getty, Hannah Montana)